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Former Raley’s executive sentenced to four years in kickback scheme

01/28/2014 11:45 AM

01/28/2014 12:28 PM

David John Magana, former advertising director for Raley’s, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to almost four years in prison for his part in a fraud scheme that cost the West Sacramento-based supermarket chain nearly $3 million.

Magana, 47, pleaded guilty in February of last year to conspiring with two others to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering. He admitted to devising a scheme under which printing and paper companies providing services to Raley’s paid unecessary commissions to a co-conspirator in the fraud. Magana disguised reimbursements to the companies for the commissions as additional charges on their invoices, Magana acknowledged. He confessed to receiving kickbacks from the co-conspiritor.

The paper was used to print Raley's advertising and an in-house publication.

Magana also admitted working with others to sell significant quantities of Raley's paper inventory to third parties at discounted rates.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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