Patrick J. Large, 62, was charged in Boise federal court on Tuesday on 14 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, false statements and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Large owns Quality Tile Roofing Inc. located in Boise.
Large, who lives in Meridian, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on Feb. 14; the court unsealed the indictment in July.
A jury trial is set for Sept. 24, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The indictment alleges that from 2003 to 2010, Large executed a scheme to defraud government agencies through the HUBZone program, which is a federal program designed to ensure qualified businesses receive business development assistance through preferences in federal contracting. The indictment also alleges that Large schemed to defraud the government on a service-disabled contract that was awarded by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The indictment further alleges a scheme to defraud the federal government through the federal surplus property program, which provides surplus federal property to eligible entities.
Large faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of wire fraud and mail fraud; up to 10 years in prison on each count of money laundering; and up to five years in prison on each count of false statements. The charges also carry a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release, per count.
The case was a joint investigation by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Small Business Administration, General Services Administration, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, as well as the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.