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A former vice-president at Netflix has been indicted for allegedly taking illegal kickbacks while making multimillion-dollar deals with the streaming giant's tech providers. The US Attorney's Office for Northern California, in the US, said Michael Kail, formerly the VP of Internet Technology at the online telly goliath, took …

  1. Mark 85

    So the companies offering the dosh aren't being charged?

    It takes two to make such a deal.... where's the charges against those paying/offering the bribes?

  2. EveryTime

    A quick check of Zillow suggests that houses in Los Gatos proper start at $1.5M. Detached single family houses are well over $2M if you want something more than a cottage.

    Apparently he skimmed the money into a consulting company, which bought the house. He somehow thought that insulated him from the rules or being discovered.

    1. Levente Szileszky

      Compared to good neighborhoods in American cities w/ high living standards - eg NYC, San Fran - that's not expensive at all.

  3. Hans 1

    Where! Is! The! Yahoo! Reference!

    Kail left Netflix as vice president of IT operations in August 2014 and joined Yahoo to lead the company's data and infrastructure team as CIO.


    American legal system - a very arbitrary.

    The American system threatens life + 10 years so almost everyone is forced to accept a deal, guilty or innocent. He will do a deal and we will probably never have the full facts – unless it is a Chinese compamy. If I ran Netflix I would go after the suppliers in civil court.

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