Trial Set For AFTRA Kickback Case




Trial has been set for May 28 for two men accused of stealing more than $3.4 million from the AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds. Rick Rubano, the benefit plan’s former co-head of information technology, was indicted nearly two years ago for receiving kickbacks from Shivanand Maharaj and other unnamed co-conspirators after approving millions of dollars in fake invoices for IT work that was never performed. The scheme allegedly went on from 2009-15, when Fund officials say they uncovered the theft and alerted authorities.

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