RELEASED: Katina Powell out of jail 1 day after arrest for theft, forgery
She appeared before a Jefferson District Judge in a U of L football t-shirt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Katina Powell, the author behind "Breaking Cardinal Rules," the book that broke a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville basketball team, has been released from jail one day after she was arrested for cashing stolen and forged checks.
Powell appeared in court Friday morning in a University of Louisville football shirt. A Jefferson District Judge ordered that she be released on her own recognizance after she agreed to sign an order forbidding any contact with a witness in the case.
During the hearing, Powell stated her intention to hire an attorney.
She is scheduled to appear in court again on June 7.
According to an arrest report, the charges stem from an April 24 incident in which the 45-year-old Powell cashed three checks that had been stolen and forged, for a total loss to the victim of $2,900.
Powell was arrested Thursday at the Jefferson County Judicial Center. According to online court documents, she was scheduled to attend an eviction hearing at 9:30 a.m.
It's not Powell's first run-in with the law. Earlier this year, Powell was cited for stealing a toothbrush from the Walmart on Outer Loop near New Cut Road. In total, she was cited for stealing $32.12 worth of merchandise. A source tells WDRB News that Powell and her daughter Lindsay were stopped by Walmart security on their way out of the store.
But Powell is most known for her book, released in 2015, in which she claimed she hosted 22 stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, a dorm for athletes on the University of Louisville campus. She alleged that Andre McGee, a former director of basketball operations for the men's basketball team, arranged the parties and paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers.
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