Kickball Scheme

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Mableton man has been indicted on charges related to bribes he allegedly paid to a high-level Home Depot employee in a kickback scheme.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced the action against 49-year-old Ian Jay Evans on Wednesday.

Evans faces a count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 17 additional counts of money laundering.

He was arraigned by United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield, III.

The former Home Depot product merchant is accused of paying more than $1.4 million in bribes to 49-year-old Ronald Douglass Matheny,
of Chattanooga, Tenn., from June 2002 through May 2005.

Matheny was a product manager at Home Depot at the time.

He has pleaded guilty in the case.

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