THIRD FORMER OGILVY & MATHER EXEC INDICTED

Pleads Guilty to Padding Time Sheets for White House Drug Account

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The accidental unsealing of administrative paperwork in U.S. District Court last week has revealed that another former executive of Ogilvy & Mather has been indicted by federal prosecutors.

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The court documents, are not longer

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available to the public, show that Peter Chrisanthopoulos, president of broadcasting and programming at Ogilvy and later MindShare, was indicted late last month and pleaded guilty last week to padding his time sheets on the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's advertising campaign.

The news was first reported by the New York Daily News and was confirmed by a source close to the investigation yesterday.

Mr. Chrisanthopoulos left the agency in November 2000 to become president and chief operating officer at a local station group, Pappas Telecasting Group, in California. He resigned that post last month.

Couldn't be contacted
Mr. Chrisanthopoulos couldn't be contacted for comment and calls to his lawyer were not immediately returned.

Two other former Ogilvy & Mather executives Thomas Early and Shona Seifert were charged in January. Both have pleaded not guilty. Ogilvy and MindShare are part of WPP Group.

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