WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve governor Martha Seger agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty after the U.S. Department of Justice investigated allegations that she violated federal conflict-of-interest laws.

In August, Ms. Seger agreed to an out-of-court settlement with federal law enforcement officials. The case resulted from a meeting that Ms. Seger set up and attended on behalf of Kroger Co. with Fed Governor John P. LaWare in 1991, five months after Ms. Seger left the central bank.

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