Sam's Club Senior Buyer Sentenced in Kickback Scheme
According to authorities, the kickback scheme netter Hoffman over $245,000. Hoffman was sentenced on Tuesday to three years of probation and a fine of $5,000. He will also have to pay back the $245,000 that he received during the period in which he was receiving the kickbacks.
David Workman, a broker for Bay Area Coffee, the other party involved in the scheme, was also sentenced to three years probation. From 2003 to 2007, Hoffman asked for payments in exchange for Hoffman choosing Workman's company as a coffee supplier to Sam's Club. Workman made monthly payments to a shell company created by Hoffman.