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Former QVC exec gets 30 months in prison for bilking $1M from network

Former QVC exec gets 30 months in prison for bilking $1M from network

A former QVC executive was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for defrauding the West Chester-based shopping network out of more than $1 million — money he spent to maintain a luxurious lifestyle that included high-end clothing, stays in five-star hotels, and Botox treatments.

Falkowski, marketing director from 2008 until he was fired in 2013, falsified reimbursement invoices and received kickbacks from private vendors to maintain his opulent habits and personal expenses.

“He was just making terrible, terrible decisions, and that’s why he committed the fraud,” Henry told the judge.

His tenure at QVC came after years of working at various California-based public relations firms beginning in the late 1990s.

Falkowski recruited two companies — the Steinberg Group, a Los Angeles public relations firm; and SPEC Entertainment, a New York City production company — to take on QVC as a client.

Source: www.philly.com
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