Kail will appeal the decision, she said.

Today’s decision dates back to 2018, when Kail was charged with 19 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and seven counts of money laundering. His trial began on April 19 and today the jury found him guilty on 28 of the 29 counts.

Prosecutors alleged that Kail had approved millions of dollars in contracts for nine tech companies, accepting more than $ 500,000 in bribes and stock options. The incidents reportedly occurred between February 2012 and July 2014.

To receive the bribes, Kail established and controlled a limited liability company, Unix Mercenary LLC, prosecutors said. He used this company to finance his personal expenses and buy a house in Los Gatos, California.