Con Ed Sues Ex-Manager For $7M Over Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 10:36 PM EST) -- Consolidated Edison Co. of New York filed a $7 million suit on Wednesday against a former manager who was sentenced last month to almost six years in prison after he admitted to taking kickbacks to steer supply contracts to certain pipe vendors.

In a complaint filed in New York state court, Con Ed said the conduct of former purchasing department manager James M. Woodason violated the company's policies and made the utility overpay for materials and services. The resulting investigation into his actions also cost Con...
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