Ex-DOE Director's Widow Cops To $1.3M Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A woman whose late husband allegedly used his position within the U.S. Department of Energy to funnel $1.3 million of contract money to her under the auspices of funding an agency journal pled guilty Tuesday to defrauding the government, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Karen Strayer admitted her involvement in a conspiracy in which former Energy Department director Michael Strayer persuaded his employer to pay his wife for journal content that was obtained for free, while concealing his involvement in the process.

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USA v. Strayer et al

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May 16, 2012

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