WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Northern California supermarket chain executive has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a kickback scheme that cost the supermarket chain nearly $3 million.
The Sacramento Bee reports that 47-year-old David John Magana, former advertising director for West Sacramento-based Raley's, was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento.
Authorities say Magana had paper and printing companies that provided services to Raley's pay commissions to a co-conspirator, who then kicked money back to him. He allegedly hid the commissions by listing them as additional charges on invoices from the companies.
Magana pleaded guilty in February to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering.
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