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Contracting business owners pleads guilty in fraud scheme

 


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a contracting company has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded the government by receiving contracts intended for veterans and minorities.

Forty-three-year-old Matthew McPherson, owner of Topeka-based McPherson Contractors, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and major program fraud.

Federal prosecutors say the construction firms involved received $346 million for contracts for small businesses owned by for veterans and minorities.

McPherson, of Olathe, is not a veteran or a minority and his construction company w...



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