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Defense contractor sentenced for veteran-owned business fraud

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:07 PM


            The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans.
The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans.

The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans.

Minda Moore, 39, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy, a federal misdemeanor, in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. The sentence was part of her plea agreement.

Her co-defendant, Nicholas T. Borton, was sentenced in August to three years’ probation and a $50,000 fine.

Moore and Borton were charged with securing federal contracts set aside for companies owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, including $1.4 million worth of work for NASA.

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The company, KLSS Solutions, was founded in 2008 by Steven T. Powers, a service-disabled veteran who died in 2013 from lasting side-effects of Agent Orange exposure. KLSS solutions was affiliated with a company named KLSS.

Moore and Borton then took over the companies.

“Shortly before (Powers’) death, Ms. Moore sent an email to her father explaining the company’s founder was suffering from a terminal illness and setting forth a proposed plan to assign her father, who is a service-disabled veteran, fifty-one percent ownership of KLSS Solutions,” court records say.

“However, her father did not exercise control or management over the daily operations in accordance with SDVOSBC requirements. Instead, Ms. Moore and her coconspirators operated KLSS Solutions as a shell-company for KLSS in order to secure contracts through the (service-disabled veteran) set-aside procurement program.”

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Powers’ wife, Anita Kelley-Powers, said she and her husband put their lives into KLSS Solutions and KLSS – both of which are now gone.

“We just built it with our hearts, because that’s what my husband wanted to do was have our own company someday, and for it to go down like this is really saddening,” said Kelley-Powers by phone Wednesday.

The sentencing memorandum notes Moore has two school-aged children, has had steady employment, holds degrees from Miami University and the University of Dayton and had no prior criminal history.

“Ms. Moore appreciates the seriousness of her offense and she has expressed genuine remorse for her actions,” court records say. “Ms. Moore has been able to reflect on her actions and has accepted full responsibility for them.”

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Suspected 'Golden State Killer' arrested decades after serial rapes, murders

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:26 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:26 PM

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A 72-year-old California man has been arrested after authorities said DNA tests pegged him as the Golden State Killer, a serial murderer and rapist who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Warren County boy, 11, accused of threatening to shoot up school

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:38 PM


            Judge Joe Kirby allowed an 11-year-old Warren County boy to go home with his aunt after being charged with threatening to shooting up his elementary school and another student. Kirby is pictured earlier this month at the defense table in Warren County Juvenile Court, discussing another case.Staff photo by Lawrence Budd
Judge Joe Kirby allowed an 11-year-old Warren County boy to go home with his aunt after being charged with threatening to shooting up his elementary school and another student. Kirby is pictured earlier this month at the defense table in Warren County Juvenile Court, discussing another case.Staff photo by Lawrence Budd

An 11-year-old Kings Mills boy was free on an aggravated menacing charge alleging he threatened to shoot up his elementary school.

The boy is also alleged to have threatened to bring a Japanese sword and shoot another student at Columbia Elementary School in the Kings Local Schools district, according to charging documents.

MORE: Another Warren County boy sentenced for school threat

During a hearing today in Warren County Juvenile Court, Judge Joe Kirby appointed a lawyer for the boy who denied the allegations, according to court filings.

Kirby ordered the boy to attend a program at the juvenile detention center in Lebanon for school, treatment and monitoring and to avoid contact with the alleged victim.

The boy was released to his aunt, while awaiting a May 21 hearing.

MORE:10-year-old sentenced in South Lebanon school threat case

It was the second school-threat case heard in the court on Monday and one of about 15 filed since the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.

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Truck driver indicted for homicide following fiery fatal crash in Hamilton

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:22 PM


            In October, a concrete bucket truck traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath. Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and the 58-year-old Hamilton woman was killed at the scene. The driver of the concrete bucket truck, Tracy Moore, did not have a valid operator’s license, according to the police report. LAUREN PACK/STAFF
In October, a concrete bucket truck traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath. Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and the 58-year-old Hamilton woman was killed at the scene. The driver of the concrete bucket truck, Tracy Moore, did not have a valid operator’s license, according to the police report. LAUREN PACK/STAFF

The driver of a concrete bucket truck that crashed into an SUV, killing a Hamilton woman in October has been indicted by a Butler County grand jury.

Tracy Moore, 45, of Frieda Drive in Fairfield, is facing a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony and vehicular homicide, also a fourth-degree felony, according to the grand jury report released Wednesday.

A warrant has been issued for Moore and he is scheduled to be arraigned May 8 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Judge Noah Powers.

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On Oct. 20, the truck driven by Moore traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath.

Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and the 58-year-old Hamilton woman died at the scene.

A Hamilton police investigation indicated the truck driver’s license was under suspension. Moore was driving a truck from Tri State Concrete located in Hamilton at the time of the incident, according to investigators.

A preliminary police report obtained by this news outlet in the fall indicated the truck’s brakes may have failed.

The concrete truck was estimated to have been traveling 65 mph when it struck Gilreath’s SUV, according to police.

The posted speed limit on Ohio 129 at Fair Avenue is 35 mph.

MORE: Driver’s license was suspended at the time of fatal crash

After being hit by the concrete truck, Gilreath’s vehicle was pushed into the left curb where it caught fire, according to the report.

The concrete truck went into the median and around Gilreath’s vehicle, came back onto the road, and hit a pickup truck driven by Stephen Collins, 40, of Williamsburg, Ohio, according to the report.

Neither Moore nor Collins sustained serious injuries in the accident, Robinson said.

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