Indian among six indicted in Amazon bribery case in US

Six people, including an Indian national and an Indian-American, were indicted by a US grand jury on Friday with conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to employees and contractors of Amazon for unfair competitive advantage on its merchant platform.

According to the indictment, all the six accused used bribery and fraud since 2017 to benefit merchant accounts on Amazon Marketplace, a platform where third-party merchants sell goods, resulting in more than $100 million of competitive benefits to those accounts, harm to competitors and harm to consumers, the US Justice Department said.

The accused have been named as Nishad Kunju, 31, from Hyderabad, Rohit Kadimisetty, 27, from California, three from New York — Ephraim Rosenburg, 45, Joseph Nilsen, 31, and Kristen Leccese — and Hadis Nuhanoviv, 30, from Georgia.

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