Former manager at American Conservative Union pleads guilty to embezzling thousands
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The former administrative director at one of the nation’s most prominent conservative organizations pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the group.
Diana Hubbard Carr, 56, of Alexandria, kept the books at the Alexandria-based American Conservative Union. She pleaded to a count of mail fraud in U.S. District Court.
Court documents say she took $120,000 to $400,000 over several years. The exact amount is a matter of dispute and will be determined at her sentencing Sept. 16, when she faces up to 20 years in prison.
She is the ex-wife of David Keene, who until this year had been the ACU’s longtime chairman. He was elected last month as president of the National Rifle Association.
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.