Lawrence Scaglione on Wednesday
According to a statement from U.S. Attorney James Comey, the charges were made in connection with Mr. Scaglione's receipt of more than $325,000 in kickbacks from salesmen for the advertising agency's outside vendors.
Mr. Scaglione worked at WPP Group's Brouillard Communications.
Mr. Scaglione was indicted May 14 by a federal grand jury on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud; the 18th count, tax evasion, was contained in a superceding information filed by the government Wednesday, when Mr. pleaded guilty.
From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Scaglione, who as the purchasing agent for Brouillard Communications was responsible for selecting suppliers of printing and related services, and salesmen for various printing vendors agreed that Mr. Scaglione would receive financial kickbacks in exchange for awarding business to the printing vendors' salesmen or representatives, the Justice Department said.
Mr. Scaglione admitted to receiving kickbacks from three different salesmen, and that he attempted to persuade two of the salesmen who paid him kickbacks to lie to government investigators if questioned about their involvement with Mr. Scaglione, the government said.