A former Rite Aid executive has pleaded guilty to taking part in a kickback scheme.
James Pilsner, 60, of Harrisburg, entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court.
U.S. Attorney David Freed’s office said Pilsner engaged in the scheme with the owners of a Rite Aid vendor, Atlanta-based Nuvision, Inc.
Pilsner, a former vice president for advertising, approved inflated invoices and received a significant portion of Rite Aid’s payments to Nuvision.
He received about $5.1 million in kickbacks from 2001 to 2017, prosecutors said.
Pilsner also pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. Prosecutors said he avoided over $157,000 in federal income taxes by not reporting his kickback money in 2013.