Former Sandia National Labs employee sentenced to federal prison

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A former Sandia National Labs employee who used his lab-issued credit card to go on a personal shopping spree will be going to federal prison. Joshua Cordova was sentenced Thursday for mail fraud and theft of federal funds.


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He admitted to making lavish Amazon purchases including golf clubs, a 55-inch television, a barber chair, and his wife’s diamond ring. In all, investigators believe Cordova spent more than $170,000.

Cordova was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and has to pay more than $135,000 in restitution.

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