WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed October 23, 2013
Central Kentucky Company Facing Federal Charges of Fraud
Central Kentucky Glass Company, headquartered in Lexington, was hired as a subcontractor 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 in Hardin County, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky.
The 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, Dennis Martin of Nicholasville, then president of Central Kentucky Glass, 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.
If convicted, the company faces up to a $6,000,000 fine. Martin could get up to 20 years in prison, as well as fines.
An indictment is a formal charge and not proof of guilt.