Federal trial begins for owner of local landscaping company accused of fraud

The owner of a large Tri-State landscaping company was in federal court Tuesday for the start of his fraud trial. (WKRC File)

CINCINNAT I(WKRC) - The owner of a large Tri-State landscaping company was in federal court Tuesday for the start of his fraud trial.

Doug Evans is accused of conspiring with another executive to set up a fake business and win city contracts that were supposed to go to minority companies.

Investigators say among the money funneled back to Evans was $2 million from the City of Cincinnati. He denies the charges.

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