Feds allege OP man faked veteran ownership to win $40M in contracts

Troy Bechtel, of Overland Park, has been charged with two counts of major program fraud against the United States and two counts of lying to federal investigators.

The charges stem from a Merriam construction company called United Medical Design Builders LLC, which was awarded about $40 million in contracts from the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business program.

The indictment alleges Bechtel ran the daily operations of the company, which was supposed to be controlled by an actual service-disabled…

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Step inside this renovated main floor by Martha Huk, the chief engineer of build and design firm Hedgeford & Berkley. See how she completely transformed the sprawling space to better suit the client’s sophisticated style and love of entertaining. Marble countertops, rich dark wood cabinets and a 12-foot island give the kitchen a luxurious feel, while a designated bar area, hidden pantry entrance and stylish lounge make hosting a breeze. Plus, you’ll fall in love with the warm and inviting living room, the redesigned mudroom with quirky Kate Spade wallpaper and the sleek powder room.

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Sectional Sofa: Rove, Ottoman: Casalife, Lounge Chairs: Article, Sink: Kohler, Faucet: Brizo, Lounge Light Fixture: Arhaus, Island Pendants: Forty West, Candles/Pillows: Westelm, Lounge Tables: Birdseye Woodwork, Mudroom/Powder Room Tile: Cera Gres, Marble: Ciot, Appliances: Miela, Rugs: Great Floors, Barstools: Sunpan, Living Room Wallpaper: Arte, Mudroom Wallpaper: Kate Spade, Kitchen Walls: Stonecutter 2135-20 Benjamin Moore, Trim: Hermatite N460-6 Behr

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KC lawyer: How the shutdown is hurting businesses in foreign trade

Businesses relying on exports and imports as part of their supply chain are starting to feel effects from the partial federal government shutdown.

Beau Jackson, a trade and intellectual property partner at Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, said the shutdown is affecting key entities for foreign trade, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Here’s how Jackson said the shutdown is restricting…

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