A former worker at the Anaheim office of the Employment Development
Department, the state jobs agency, has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $40,000 bribes in exchange for issuing more than $500,000 in unemployment checks.
David Paul Holden copped Friday to conspiracy and bribery, according to U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr.
Holden orchestrated the kickback scheme that had four recruiters, who now face federal conspiracy and embezzlement counts, finding 50 people who swapped Social Security numbers for unemployment checks, with a cut going to the EDD worker.
He faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled in federal court Aug. 27.