Former Sandia Labs employee pleads guilty in fraud case
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ A former Sandia National Laboratories worker accused of creating a phony company to defraud the New Mexico facility of more than $2 million has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
Prosecutors say 55-year-old Carla Sena of Santa Rosa will be sentenced at a later date.
A federal grand jury indicted Sena last month on 11 counts including wire fraud, major fraud against the U. . and money laundering.
Most of the lab's work involves research, development and maintenance of nuclear weapons.
A former procurement officer, Sena was tasked in 2010 with overseeing the bidding for a $2.3 million contract for moving services.
The indictment accused Sena of preparing a bid for a company under someone else's name and leveraged other bidders' information to ensure herself the winning bid.
By The Associated Press, Copyright 2018