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Camp Minden plea bargain recommends $149,000 restitution

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press

A third defendant has pleaded guilty in a case involving an industrial explosion at a site leased from the Louisiana National Guard.

Kenneth Lampkin was program manager for Explo Systems LLC, which abandoned thousands of tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at Camp Minden in 2013.

Online documents from federal district court in Shreveport show he pleaded guilty Monday to making a false statement, agreeing to repay the federal government $149,000.

Lampkin had faced 29 charges, including 23 of making false statements.

Explo had an Army contract to remove propellant from artillery shells and resell it.

Court papers show Lampkin admitted making up a supposed sale and forging the customer's signature.

An owner from Tennessee and two other company officials are scheduled for trial June 4.

A co-owner from Kentucky and another officer pleaded guilty earlier.

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