Former Coca-Cola Fleet Manager Jailed for Receiving Corrupt Payments
Photo of a Coca-Cola Amatil delievry truck courtesy of Cokestories/Coke Spring and Autumn via flickr.
A former Coca-Cola fleet manager in Australia was sentenced to jail after a court found him guilty of receiving more than $1.5 million in bribes and corrupt commissions.
Bryan Pereira was accused of conspiring with two executives at Orix Australia, George Georgiou and John Carter, who was the chief executive at the time, to allegedly receive kickbacks as a fleet manager for Coca-Cola Amatil for facilitating leasing contracts worth millions of dollar, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Orix Australia is fleet leasing company and a subsidiary of Orix Group, a fleet management group that has more than 1100 offices across the world, while Coca-Cola Amatil is a bottler for Coca-Cola in the Asia-Pacific region.
Pereira netted $859,000 between 2003 and 2013 as a result of his scheme, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Pereira, who was sentenced to a maximum six years in jail, also used a slush fund to pay for trips to Singapore, Thailand, and Scotland, according to the Daily Mail.
Pereira was arrested in 2015 after his boss become suspicious of his interactions with Georgiou, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.