Man faces jail after rejecting Black job applicants because of ‘ghetto names’

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A man faces jail time after using racist antics to committing employment fraud. Christopher Crivolio, 47, a former employee at Mantality Health in Chesterfield, Missouri was apparently disgruntled because he was fired from his position with the company, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch when he decided to spread the misery.

Crivolio took out his employment frustrations on Black job applicants. After the applicants turned in their applications, Crivolio sent them emails informing them that their names were “too ghetto” for them to work at the company that treats men with low testosterone. It’s estimated that over 20 Black applicants received the onerous emails.

Screenshots of the emails were posted on Facebook, Twitter and eventually went viral. The story was also featured in several national news publications and media outlets.

Crivolio reportedly acted without the authorization of his former employer and fraudulently used the name of a nurse practitioner. The nurse was forced to temporarily relocate after critics posted her name and address online.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said, “At no point in time had the employee, or anyone at Mantality Health, authorized Crivolio to use the employee’s identity or to send the communications purporting to be on behalf of Mantality Health.”

Crivolio admitted to the offense and now faces five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He is set for sentencing on November 7.



A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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