Blair pleaded guilty to the wire fraud charge in September 2015. She admitted to defrauding Tyson Foods of $551,343.52 over nine years in her role as special benefits plan manager of the company’s Pre-65 Retiree Health Insurance Benefits plan. Blair spent more than 25 years working for Tyson Foods.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation Division and the Dept. of Labor investigated the case. Assistant US Attorney Kimberly N. Davis prosecuted the case for the United States.