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The former administrative director at one of the nation's most prominent conservative organizations has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Fifty-seven-year-old Diana Hubbard Carr of Alexandria kept the books at the Alexandria-based American Conservative Union, and will serve time in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer.

She is also the ex-wife of conservative activist David Keene, who had been the ACU's longtime chairman and is now president of the National Rifle Association.

Carr pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single count of mail fraud in federal court.

Prosecutors had sought a sentence of about 2.5 years. Defense lawyers argued at Friday's sentencing that Carr's extensive mental health problems warranted a lighter sentence.

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