Hanford contractor charged with groping woman at party

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 29, 2014 

A Hanford contractor has been charged with inappropriately touching a woman at a holiday party last December.

The woman told Pasco police that Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Mooers, 59, of HPM Corp., groped her near the bar during the Pasco party, according to documents filed in Franklin County District Court.

The woman said she pushed Mooers away and turned her back on him, but then he reached up her dress, documents said. The police were called two days after the party.

Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant said Mooers is charged with fourth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor.

Mooers of Kennewick could not be reached Tuesday about the allegations.

HPM, founded by Hollie P. Mooers in 2001, provides specialized services to the federal government and contractors. The Department of Energy awarded a six-year, $99 million occupation services contract to the company for the Hanford nuclear reservation in 2012.

The company also is a Hanford Mission Support Alliance subcontractor, providing worker protection-related services.

The company was awarded a five-year contract worth almost $30 million to provide occupational health services last year at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

HPM had grown to more than 100 employees as of September 2013. The company's website lists Cleve Mooers as a top officer. His Linkedin page says he's an owner.

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