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Former GameStop VP pleads guilty to mail fraud in federal court case

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Frank Christopher Olivera, former Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at GameStop, has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, which carries a fine of $250,000 and a maximum of 20 years in prison.

According to a federal indictment, Olivera is further accused of defrauding GameStop by sending payments to a fictitious woman named Jennifer Miller at "Cloud Communications LLC" in Canada, Las Vegas, Nev., and Lake Tahoe, Nev. Activity is said to have begun on approximately Sept. 16, 2009, and continued "through on or about April 20, 2011." The alleged total amount is $1,965,900 in fraudulent invoices.

Speaking with Kotaku, GameStop representatives issued the following statement: "The company does not comment on matters pending in court, however, we will say that Mr. Olivera was terminated last year and GameStop has fully and completely cooperated with the government's investigation."