Ex-Yale Employee Charged With Kickback Scheme

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A former Yale University employee has been charged with operating a kickback scheme while he worked at the university.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Monday that 57-year-old George Dobuzinsky of Durham was charged with conspiracy and fraud offenses.

Dobuzinsky pleaded not guilty in Bridgeport and was released on a $300,000 bond. His attorney called him a hard worker who did not steal anything from Yale.

Prosecutors say Dobuzinsky, a project manager, arranged to receive tens of thousands of dollars in kickback payments from vendors in exchange for awarding them additional audio/visual project work. Authorities say he also requested and received gifts from vendors, including steakhouse gift certificates and electronic equipment for personal use.

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