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Former U.S. State Department Employee Indicted in $2 Million Government Contract Conspiracy

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Kenneth Apple, 65, of Beaverton, Oregon, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges related to his role in awarding $2 million in micro-dairy contracts from the U.S. government for use in Iraq. According to the indictment, Apple, a former employee with the U.S. Department of State, helped to steer the sole-sourcing of $2 million in micro-dairy contracts to a company in which his son, Jonathan Apple, owned a 50 percent interest.