DENVER – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Bill Leone, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Gary Stockdale, Resident Agent in Charge, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Colorado Fraud Resident Agency, announced that ROBERT C. STACK, JR. age 64, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver yesterday afternoon on conflict of interest charges involving STACK’s employment as the civilian Director of the Range Division at Fort Carson Army Base. STACK will receive a summons to appear in U.S. District Court in Denver at 1:30 pm on February 16, 2006.
According to the indictment, STACK, and his wife, were managers and members of Red Canyon Limited Liability Company, and Sierra-Delta Limited Liability Company. Sierra-Delta owned property containing a quarry known as the Red Canyon Quarry. Red Canyon held some of the permits and licenses required to remove minerals and natural resources from the Red Canyon Quarry. Further, Red Canyon, Sierra-Delta, and Rocky Mountain Materials and Asphalt, Inc. (RMMA), were parties to a Quarry Royalty Agreement whereby RMMA agreed to pay royalties to Red Canyon in exchange for the exclusive right to operate the Red Canyon Quarry.
The indictment alleges that the defendant willfully participated personally and substantially as a Government employee through approval in particular matters in which he and his spouse, and Red Canyon and Sierra-Delta, organizations in which he served as an officer and director, had financial interests. Specifically, he approved requests for and reimbursements to RMMA for materials from Red Canyon quarry on behalf of, and for the Artillery Range at Fort Carson.
Count 1 involves the purchase of $113.54 of granite breeze.
Count 2 involves the purchase of $2,488.99 of 3/4 inch road base.
Count 3 involves the purchase of $2,478.07 of Class 4 road base.
Count 4 involves the request for purchase of $20,925.00 of 1,500 tons of 1 ½ inch crushed canyon granite.
Count 5 involves the purchase of $2,498.50 of 3/4 inch canyon granite.
Count 6 involves the request for purchase of $115,000.00 20,000 tons of 3/8 inch granite.
Count 7 involves the purchase of $2,498.50 of 1 ½ inch canyon granite.
Count 8 involves the purchase of $2,498.50 of 1 ½ inch canyon granite.
Count 9 involves the purchase of $2,493.53 of 3/4 inch road base.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Major Procurement Fraud Unit. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Kirsch.
If convicted, the defendant faces up to 5 years in federal prison, and/or not more than a $250,000 fine for each of the 9 counts of Conflict of Interest.
The charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.