The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon charged former grass seed company executive Christopher Claypool with multiple counts of wire fraud and money laundering, including allegedly defrauding his employer of half a million dollars claimed for business travel.
Among the alleged schemes, Claypool "conspired with" Buzz Baldwin Travel of Spokane, Wash., "to inflate the purported costs of Claypool’s international business travel," according to the Justice Department.
Rather than using Egencia, the corporate travel agency appointed by his employer's parent company (Simplot), Claypool booked economy and other low-priced flights through . . .