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Ex-director of OSU’s multispectral lab indicted for fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two people, including a former research executive who Oklahoma State University has sued for fraud and his wife, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for making a false statement to a bank and conspiracy.

The indictment returned Thursday names 47-year-old Daniel Keogh and his wife, 36-year-old Danielle Keogh, both of Edmond.

Daniel Keogh is a former contract operator of university-owned OSU-Multispectral Laboratories. The indictment alleges the Keoghs made a false statement to acquire a $3.2 million loan that was 80 percent guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Keogh allegedly claimed it would pay equipment when it funded development of an electromechanical battery that’s ineligible for a USDA loan guarantee.

In a statement, Daniel Keogh’s attorney, Ed Blau, says he’s disappointed in the indictment and that Keogh is innocent.