Judge sets May court date for USA Harvest founder

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge ordered the founder of USA Harvest to return to court in May after taking care of several physical health issues and undergoing a mental examination.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin on Monday set a May 29 court date for 63-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis. Whalin said the two-month stretch before the next court date will allow Curtis to recover from two medical procedures and be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he's competent to enter a plea to charges of using the charity to fund personal meals, travel and entertainment expenses.

Curtis has been in poor health since being charged in September.

USA Harvest uses volunteers to pick up surplus food from various suppliers and deliver it to missions, soup kitchens, shelters and people in need.

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