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Apple has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, alleging that he defrauded the company of $17 million.
The former Apple employee is accused of defrauding Apple of millions of dollars through theft, kickbacks, and money laundering.
The employee, named Dhirendra Prasad, was involved in crimes such as making phone and mail fraud, conspiracy, and laundering the proceeds of fraud, according to the allegations in the lawsuit filed against him.
Prasad is also charged with tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the US government.
In a statement released by the California District Attorney’s Office, the defendant admitted to committing fraudulent acts such as getting commissions, overbidding, stealing parts, and getting the company to pay for services he never received.
Prasad, who worked in the Global Service Supply Chain department at Apple between December 2008 and December 2018, is said to have carried out all the activities subject to these accusations during this date range.
The investigation has revealed that Prasad used a scheme to defraud Apple, mostly involving the resale of parts purchased by the company.
The former employee was stealing parts from Apple and shipping them to suppliers. These goods were then packaged and resold to Apple.
The accused could face up to 20 years in prison. The final decision of the court will be announced next spring.