Berry executive sentenced to prison for money laundering and embezzlement

A former executive at berry giant Driscoll’s has been sentenced to 29 months in prison, after stealing over $1.5 million from the company and using it to buy a house, a car, and set up a generous slush fund for his girlfriend. Marc Marier was first hired in 2017 to serve as real estate director—a position with the power to sign off on invoices worth less than $250,000. And sign off he did. Marier quickly set up a fake company, from which he submitted to Driscoll’s at least 15 fake invoices, squirreling away payments to a personal account. Marier, The Salinas Californian reports, has agreed to pay it all back.

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