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Hearing set for former Explo management

by Minden Press-Herald

Hearings for three management officials of Explo Systems, Inc., the company responsible for the 15 million-plus pounds of M6 propellant illegally stored at Camp Minden, have been scheduled for April 6 in 26th Judicial District Court.

Attorneys for Explo owners David Fincher and David Smith and operations manger William Terry Wright reportedly were informed Thursday the hearings had been set to address motions filed on behalf of the defendants. Motions include a request for a bill of particulars, to quash portions of evidence and a request for a change of venue.

Fincher and Smith reportedly are scheduled to appear before District Judge Mike Craig while Judge Mike Nerren is slated to preside over Wright’s case.

Fincher, Smith and Wright have been indicted on charges of unlawful storage of explosive materials plus conspiracy to commit unlawful storage of explosive materials, reckless storage of explosives plus conspiracy to commit reckless storage of explosives, failure to obtain magazine license plus conspiracy for failure to obtain magazine license, failure to properly mark explosives plus conspiracy to fail to properly mark explosives and failure to keep accurate inventory plus conspiracy to commit failure to keep accurate inventory.

A total of six Explo employees were indicted by a grand jury in June, 2013 and the company filed bankruptcy in federal court in August of 2013.

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