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Central Kentucky Glass Company And Its Former President Charged With Fraud In Connection With The Installation Of Glass And Windows At Ft. Knox High School


– Indictment includes wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Central Kentucky Glass Company, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, was indicted by a federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on October 16, 2013, on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States in connection with a multi-million dollar contract at Fort Knox High School, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. The former president of Central Kentucky Glass Company, Dennis Martin of Nicholasville, Kentucky, was charged separately, on October 21, 2013, in a federal Information.

Central Kentucky Glass Company was a subcontractor hired by the prime contractor, Barton Malow Company, as part of a multi-million dollar Army Corps of Engineers project which included the installation of glass and windows at Fort Knox High School, located in Hardin County, Kentucky. Central Kentucky Glass Company was required to provide certifications that its glass and windows were tested and met contract requirements, including anti-terrorism standards. According to the three count indictment, on October 22, 2008, Martin, then president of Central Kentucky Glass Company, allegedly forged two certifications from testing companies that falsely reflected that Central Kentucky Glass Company’s glass and windows had been tested and met contract requirements, including anti-terrorism standards. Further, the indictment charges that on March 16, 2009, Dennis Martin forged a certification from another company and provided the forged certification to the Barton Malow Company. Subsequent tests revealed that the glass and windows Central Kentucky Glass Company installed at Fort Knox High School failed to meet anti-terrorism standards.

Martin is charged separately with a single count of wire fraud for allegedly forging the certifications from two testing companies, then faxing the forged documents to Barton Malow Company in Ohio.

If convicted, the company faces a maximum fine of $6,000,000, and a three year period of supervised release. Martin faces no more than 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and a three year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.

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The indictment of a company by a Grand Jury is an accusation
only and that company is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.

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