Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another Home Depot Executive Sentenced In Bribery Scheme

James P. Robinson, 43, now of Carolina Beach, N.C., was sentenced to 63 months in prison for accepting bribes from foreign suppliers. Robinson, who had been employed as a divisional merchandising manager in charge of Home Depot's hard-flooring products, pleaded guilty last summer to two counts of tax evasion and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the kickback scheme. Robinson was ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution and forfeit to residential properties in Gallatini, Tennessee and two vehicles with a total combined value of about $355,000. Two other Home Depot executives have plead guilty to bribery charges in recent months, including Ronald K. Johnston, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Anthony M. Tesvich, 43 also of Smyrna, Georgia.

Read FraudTalk's earlier post on the Home Depot bribery scandal here.

Read the story here.

Read the criminal information here.

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