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Paul Barth's home sale to go to restitution

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The former McMahan fire chief who stole money meant for needy children is ready to pay some of it back.  Paul Barth just sold his former home.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says that money will go to the Crusade for Children and McMahan Fire Department as restitution.  U.S. Attorney David Hale said in a news release, "We will pursue further measures to collect additional funds from Barth for restitution beyond today's payment until every dollar has been restored to the charity."

Barth is currently serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for stealing almost $200,000.

Back in November, prosecutors said they didn't know that Barth sold a Florida condominium for more than $470,000 cash in September, and then paid more than $266,000 in cash, for a house in Louisville in October.  That was financial information Barth should've given to federal probation authorities and to prosecutors, Hale said at the time.

Hale also said Barth should have paid restitution first.

Earlier stories:
Judge increases restrictions on Paul Barth
Feds say Barth should've repaid charity before buying home

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