Federal case links CMU donation by former trustee

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Carnegie Mellon University trustee used funds from a scam to make a $200,000 donation to the school.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that court filings in Texas allege that Marco Delgado defrauded a Mexican utility of millions and used that money to underwrite a lavish lifestyle that included a $200,000 contribution to Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Mellon spokesman Ken Walters says the school is complying with all requests from authorities.

The court papers allege that Delgado helped to launder more than a half-billion dollars for a Mexican drug cartel, and that he used an offshore account to wire $200,000 to Carnegie Mellon in July, 2010.

Delgado, a Texas lawyer and businessman who received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1990, maintains his innocence.

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