Another Home Depot Manager Pleads Guilty in Atlanta

A second Home Depot Manager, James P. Robinson, pleaded guilty in federal court in Atlanta on Friday to three counts of a criminal Information charging him with: 1) one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud while he was Divisional Merchandising Manager for flooring by taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret payoffs from Anthony Tesvich, a former Home Depot employee who has already pled guilty, and 2) two counts of tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on those secret payoffs. Robinson has also agreed to forfeit substantial properties, including real estate in Tennessee, a 2006 Infiniti SUV, a 2004 Cadillac Escalade and $146,000.00 in a bank account.

The charging document refers to another as yet uncharged co-conspirator and refers to other co-conspirators as well, so look for at least one more guilty plea to arise out of this investigation.

Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced on October 14, 2008, as is his co-defendant Tesvich.

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