Ex-Mayer Brown CIO charged in alleged $5 million theft

David Tresch allegedly took kickbacks from an IT vendor, and then spent the money on homes and vehicles

A former Mayer Brown executive accused of stealing almost $1 million from the firm may actually have defrauded his former employer of nearly $5 million, according to prosecutors.

David Tresch, the firm’s former chief information officer, and alleged co-conspirator Nicholas Demars were charged with 10 counts of mail fraud last week, the Wall Street Journal reports. Federal prosecutors say between 2004 and 2011 the pair ran an elaborate scheme in which Tresch directed Mayer Brown business to Demars, whose company, NS Mater, provided contract workers for the firm’s IT department.

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