A Pace manager has been charged with taking part in an alleged kickback scheme. Rajinder Sachdeva, a Pace department manager of applications, was arrested Wednesday for accepting some $280,000 in kickbacks.
Sachdeva has been charged with one count of accepting kickbacks from contract IT employees who work for Pace. The 22-count complaint states that Sachdeva "corruptly demanded, accepted, and agreed to accept kickbacks and gratuities" from the contractors starting in January 2010.
Sachdeva allegedly used his wife's company to hide the payments in a number of ways, including issuing phony invoices to Pace. Sachdeva is being held by the feds until at least later this afternoon, when a detention hearing is set to be held at the Dirksen Federal Building.