Former Home Depot Worker Charged in Kickback Case

Atlanta A second former Home Depot employee has been charged with participating in a conspiracy to defraud the company by taking kickbacks from foreign suppliers seeking to do business with the world's largest home-improvement store chain, according to the Associated Pres

James P. Robinson of Atlanta is charged with two counts of income-tax evasion and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the report said.

Robinson is a former divisional merchandising manager for flooring. An attorney for Robinson, Thomas Ford, declined to comment Thursday.

Last month, another former Home Depot employee, Anthony M. Tesvich, was charged with tax evasion and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the alleged scheme.

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