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Bribery Alleged at Nevada DMV. Indian Employees Named

The lawsuit, which was unsealed Wednesday at the Review-Journal’s request, also claims the company, Tech Mahindra, hired former DMV Executive Director Troy Dillard in 2016 after he helped it secure the $75 million contract.

Former Tech Mahindra Senior Vice President Brian Coffey sued the company in September 2017 after he was fired for blocking the alleged bribes to state information technology employees Anand Vijayaraghavan and Karuppuswamy Manivannan through a third-party corporation, according to the lawsuit. While the lawsuit complaint lists Manivannan as the last name, other public records appear to show it as his first name. Karuppuswamy is working as an IT Manager 2, while Anand is working as Master IT Professional 2 with the State of Nevada.

Coffey settled the case last year and his attorney moved to seal the case as part of the settlement without revealing details of the agreement, records show.

“This big bribery and corruption scheme … involved high-level Tech Mahindra officials, key DMV employees and one or more private ‘front’ companies and their agents,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit alleges Manivannan and Vijayaraghavan, who were on the state selection committee that picked Tech Mahindra, delayed the implementation of the computer modernization when Coffey blocked the bribes.

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