Note: This story appears in the Thursday, June 20 newspaper on Page A3.
A defendant accused of a felony theft from a local business did not show up for his arraignment Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
The Messenger reported earlier this month that Steve Moser and his company have been indicted on charges of aggravated theft and telecommunications fraud. Moser is owner of the Cambridge Cleanroom Corp., in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Apparently Moser did not learn of the indictment in time to come to Athens, according to the county prosecutor’s office. The arraignment has been continued until July 22.
The court file indicates that someone signed “Moser” to receive a certified letter June 10 serving the indictment.
County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn has alleged that Moser was paid more than $200,000 by RXQ Compounding to install cleanrooms at RXQ’s new facility in Albany, but failed to provided the services for which he was paid.
RXQ Compounding is a maker of sterile pharmaceuticals and currently has its manufacturing operation in the Ohio University Innovation Center. When the Albany facility is complete, manufacturing will be moved to that location.