BOISE -- A roofing contractor in Meridian has been accused of defrauding federal programs designed to help businesses and veterans.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 62-year-old Patrick J. Large is also charged with scheming to defraud a federal surplus property program.
Large has been charged with more than a dozen counts of fraud, money laundering and making false statements. Federal authorities say he was indicted by a federal grand jury in February but the charges remained sealed until this month. Large made a court appearance Tuesday.
A trial has been scheduled for late September.
According to the indictment, Large is accused of running his schemes during a seven year period that started in 2003.