Ex-State Dept. Analyst, Husband Cop To $53M Contract Fraud

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Department of State analyst and her husband on Friday pled guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges in connection with a scheme to funnel nearly $53 million in government contracts to a company controlled by the Virginia couple.

Kathleen D. McGrade, 64, and Brian C. Collinsworth, age 47, both of Stafford, Va., admitted to a ploy in which McGrade would steer State Department contracts toward Sterling Royale Group LLC while hiding her stake in the company and her marriage, and without following...
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