NEW YORK--Lawrence Scaglione, a former purchasing agent for Brouillard Communications in New York, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on 17 counts of conspiracy, commercial bribery, mail fraud and witness tampering in connection with his receipt of kickbacks from representatives for Brouillard's outside vendors, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District.
Scaglione, 68, was Brouillard's purchasing agent from 1981-2001 and was responsible for awarding contracts to suppliers of commercial printing and related services. According to the indictment, he faces three charges for separate incidents during which he allegedly received kickbacks from salesmen in return for contracts for Brouillard's print-related business. Also according to the indictment, he did this without the knowledge of Brouillard executives.
He is also charged with six counts of using the facilities of interstate commerce to further a commercial bribery scheme as well as six counts of mail fraud.
In addition, he is charged with two counts of witness tampering in connection with allegedly trying to persuade two co-conspirator salesmen to falsely deny that Scaglione accepted kickbacks.
Each of the three conspiracy counts, six commercial bribery counts and six mail fraud counts carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000.
The two witness-tampering counts have a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Scaglione is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.