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Judge: Stan Curtis competent to stand trial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A judge has ruled a man in poor health accused of stealing from his own charity is competent to stand trial.

U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley made a ruling on Wednesday saying the case against Hugh "Stan" Curtis can proceed without needing the 63-year-old to recall certain events.  McKinley said the case is mainly based on paper records.

Curtis is charged with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity along with using even more money for personal expenses.  The founder of USA Harvest has had health problems since September, 2012 when the charges were filed.  His attorney wanted to have him declared incompetent due to illness.  The case has been pending in the meantime.

No trial date has been set.

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