Government Contractor Raided By Federal Agents

By Matt Kroschel

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Federal agents executed a raid on a Western Slope government contractor Wednesday but details into the criminal investigation are limited.

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office confirms federal authorities are in the process of executing a court-ordered warrant at Capco, a military government contractor that employees hundreds of people, according to its website.

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Jeffery Dorschner, a spokesperson for the attorney general’s office, confirmed the raid began Wednesday morning at the business headquarters in the 1300 block of Winters Avenue in Grand Junction.

According to its website, “Capco is well-known for its enduring relationship with the U.S. military, producing energetic assemblies, electrical and mechanical components, small arms weapon assemblies, weapon’s mounts, and bomb fin assemblies.”

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On scene, Grand Junction police offered assistance to the federal agents helping establish a perimeter.

Authorities said it could be days before any further information is released and the case file is sealed.

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Capco released this statement: “CAPCO remains commited to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services. We are cooperating fully with the investigation and we intend to provide the same level of transparency and communication that has earned CAPCO a stellar reputation in the defense community.”

Documents obtained by CBS4 show the company has millions of dollars worth of contracts for nearly every branch of the military.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.

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