When we win several tens of billions each year, it can be difficult to keep a close eye on all of your income. This is probably how D. Prasad, employed by Apple for ten years, managed to relieve his employer of more than ten million dollars (nine million euros).
The fiftieth anniversary was recently charged for taking advantage of his position as a salesperson in the “Global Supply Chain Services” division to enrich himself illegally.
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Based in San José, California, the man was responsible between 2008 and 2018 for purchasing parts and services for the Cupertino company. Only, it seems that he spent a good part of his time imagining just about every possible way to line his pockets.
An eclectic thief
According to the indictment filed by the federal authorities, Prasad did not ignore any method of embezzlement. He allegedly stole parts intended for Apple, took bribes against the awarding of contracts, and charged his employer for goods and services he never actually purchased.
Awaiting his trial, a court authorized the federal government to seize the equivalent of five million dollars in cash and properties. Two other Californians are implicated in the case. Both own companies that, by their own admission, have obtained fraudulent contracts with Apple.
The risky disgraced employee is charged with fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. All this could earn him five to twenty years in prison, although, according to NBCjudges rarely impose maximum sentences in such cases.