back to article Bank IT bod pocketed nearly $1m in kickbacks from tech contractor bosses for sending deals their way, Feds claim

An IT worker at a New York bank steered multi-million-dollar deals to a technology contractor in exchange for $900,000 in kickbacks, it is claimed. Richard Wong, now a former employee at the unspecified US financial organization, was this month charged [PDF] with fraud, bribery, and conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud for …

  1. Arty Effem

    Company email accounts? Personal bank account? You'd think they were trying to get caught.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Won't be a problem in the UK ...

    ... after April 5th when all the agencies go bust.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Won't be a problem in the UK ...

      No one really cares about the UK anyway. At least not in Europe and certainly not across the other side of the pond. So even if the entire UK was shut down it wouldn't really have much of an impact anywhere.

      Hell even part of it's "Royal" family have said , Fuck This, and scampered of to Canada.

      Brexit is a good thing, it's like removing the thorn in one's side. Lucky for the rest of us that that thorn is an island, an island that once had intelligence and humor, today it appears to be some kind of safe haven for the unemployed, the homeless and Boris, living in the commonwealth past, Johnson sycophants..

      1. BebopWeBop Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: Won't be a problem in the UK ...

        And you have just mentioned the positive aspects....

      2. druck Silver badge

        Re: Won't be a problem in the UK ...

        @AC: Aww didums.

  3. RGE_Master

    What's the number then?

    Nearly $1 Million

    Then $900,000

    Then $891,000

    Could you please pick a number and stick to it?

    1. James O'Shea

      Re: What's the number then?

      $890,994.34.

      Happy now?

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    What's $13K between friends ?

    Looks like he had himself a nice little bonus-maker. He was smart enough to glean info and serve it up, but dumb enough to do it on corporate email and his own bank account.

    Well, he's going to have a lot of time to think about burner phones, anonymous bank accounts and the like. Too bad he'll never get the chance to improve while working the fryer during the night shift.

    1. LucreLout Silver badge

      Re: What's $13K between friends ?

      Well, he's going to have a lot of time to think about burner phones, anonymous bank accounts and the like.

      Getting something akin to an anonymous bank account isn't all that hard, but it is very costly to configure and maintain - the complexity and costs involved go way beyond what would be worth while for sums less than £1M.

      There's far far cheaper alternatives to moving such small sums that barely involve banks at all and are untraceable after the fact. Anonymous bank accounts you only need for sums over say £100M.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's Wong.

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