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USA Harvest founder not expected in court for hearing today

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The founder of USA Harvest is on a feeding tube and is gaining some weight.

We're learning new details about the health of Stan Curtis, the man accused of stealing from the charity he founded.

His attorney says Curtis was originally scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, but his health is not good enough. He says Curtis is in a nursing home, but wouldn't disclose exactly what medical condition Curtis has.

"The conditions he has had from the time he first acquired them are life-threatening," said attorney Steve Cox. "His physicians were basically amazed that he lived initially...they never thought he'd get off the ventilator, but he did."

The prosecutor wants Curtis to have a mental competency exam. The defense wants Curtis' medical records.

Prosecutors say the 63-year-old misused the charity, USA Harvest, that he founded in 1989 to pay for personal meals, travel and entertainment expenses.

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