Direct Mail Exec Gets 2.5 Years For $1.8M Kickback Scam

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday handed down a 30-month sentence to a former employee of two customer relationship management agencies that purchase direct mail advertising services for running a kickback scheme that netted him roughly $1.8 million.

The judge handed Reed A. Richard a 30-month sentence and ordered the former Mullen Advertising Inc. and PreVision Marketing LLC direct mail maven to pay $285,000 in criminal fines and restitution, the DOJ announced.

Richard pled guilty in December to conspiring to defraud his employers by accepting kickbacks...
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