KANSAS CITY, Mo — The Federal Government has settled remaining forfeiture claims against the estate of Karen Pletz, a top administrator for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who died in November.
According to the KC Business Journal, Pletz’ Lexus and $19,669, will be returned to her husband Jack Pletz.
Federal investigators seized her car and more than $39,000 from one of her bank accounts. By order of the judge, her husband will have to use the rest of the money to pay the IRS.
Pletz worked at KCUMB for 14 years, until she was fired after she was accused of embezzling money from the university for personal uses.
She was indicted in March of 2011 by a federal grand jury, on similar allegations, and tax fraud charges.
In November of 2011 Karen Pletz, 64, died of suicide in Florida.