3rd Guilty Plea Expected In Explosives Case

A Louisiana prosecutor says an explosives company employee is expected to plead guilty in the investigation into alleged improper handling of millions of pounds of military propellant.

Quality service manager Michael Kile would be the third Explo Systems Inc. employee to plead guilty in the case.

Explo had a multimillion-dollar military contract to dismantle propellant charges used to fire artillery rounds. The company operated on a leased site at Camp Minden, a Louisiana National Guard base in Webster Parish in north Louisiana.

Six people, including two company owners, have been charged.

Two employees have already pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to testify against the owners.

District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says Kile is expected to plead guilty Oct. 25.

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