AT&T Sues Ex-Project Manager Over Kickback Scheme

Law360, Dallas (April 1, 2015, 8:04 PM EDT) -- AT&T Corp. on Tuesday sued one of its former project managers in Texas state court, alleging he had systematically bilked the company of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a vendor kickback scheme.

The company says Ricky B. Howard Sr., who worked as a project manager for AT&T for more than 12 years, used his position to leverage direct payments from vendors and to pad invoices so vendors would pay him kickbacks. AT&T says it was tipped off to the scheme in July by vendor Barksdale...
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