Ex-Microsoft worker gets 2 years for $13 million scam
Former Microsoft Corp. employee Richard Gregg was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for mail fraud after unlawfully selling more than $13 million worth of his former employer's software.
U.S. District Judge John Coughenour also ordered Gregg, 45, to pay more than $5 million in restitution to Microsoft for software he diverted, keeping the profits after selling it.
In a plea agreement, Gregg admitted that, while working at Microsoft as a project coordinator from May to December 2002, he took advantage of a software-ordering program set up for internal use by Microsoft employees.
He ordered and sold more than 4,400 pieces of software, with a value of more than $13 million.