Former Manager At The American Conservative Union Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Diana Hubbard Carr, the former administrative director at the American Conservative Union, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling upwards of $120,000 during her time as bookkeeper for the group.

Carr is the ex-wife of David Keene, the former chair of the ACU, which is the group that organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference each year.Carr pleaded guilty in District Court Monday to one count of mail fraud. According to court documents, Carr took between $120,000 and $400,000 from the ACU over three years, though the exact amount has been disputed in court.

The Associated Press reports:

The scheme ran from 2006 through 2009, according to court documents. Carr admitted diverting funds into her bank account for paying off her American Express card and for making personal purchases at Costco. Carr covered up the thefts with false entries in the ACU’s books.

Carr faces up to 20 years in prison, and will be sentenced September 16.

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