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Federal charge filed against former MillerCoors official

CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven others are accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million.

Dave Colletti was charged with one count of wire fraud in a federal indictment filed in Chicago on Tuesday.

According to prosecutors, Colletti worked with the seven others to submit false invoices that billed for fictitious promotional and marketing events. The indictment says the others named worked for entities that claimed to provide third-party vendor services.

Colletti’s attorney, Gene Murphy, says they are working with federal authorities and MillerCoors to resolve all matters.

The 58-year-old Colletti, of Chicago, had also been accused by MillerCoors last August in a civil lawsuit of defrauding the company.

In a statement, MillerCoors said the defendants’ actions are intolerable and inexcusable.

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