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FBI raids office of D.C. Chief Tech Appointee

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posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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FBI raids office of D.C. CTO, Obama appointee


www.politico.com

Federal agents this morning are searching the Judiciary Square office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further.

The outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra, was appointed last week Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration. His last day at the city government office was February 4, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 3/12/2009 by Whisper67]




posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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March 12, 2009

There is ZERO mention of this in MSM. Granted it did happen just this morning but, still why no mention?

Are different branches getting upset because there isn't information sharing? Who knows what kind of spin they will put on this, if it's even reported.

What they were looking for will no doubt forever be a mystery. We are left to our imaginations. (scary as we have some *very* imaginative types on ATS)

www.politico.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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Maybe it has something to do with Norton.

Or maybe he is just trying to tidy up shop a bit.

Either way I suspect that law enforcement is going to be very busy doing this sort of thing for at least the next four years.



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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MSM now reporting however, it was just a blip and did not add any info.

I'll do some more research and post an update if I find one.



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Here's an update I just stumbled across...

Wash Post - DC Tech Offical Busted



An official in the D.C. government's office of the chief technology officer has been arrested in a federal bribery sting, according to law enforcement sources. The FBI has raided the technology office this morning and agents are continuing to search for evidence, sources said.

Yusuf Acar, 40, was taken into custody this morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest Washington, the sources said. The nature of the charges could not be determined. Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, declined to comment on the arrest, saying the case "is under seal."

A second employee, Sushil Bansal, has also been arrested. It is unclear with Bansal works directly for the District government or is a contractor hired by the technology office.



Evidently it was a couple of guys in the office and at this point I haven't seen any direct links mentioned to Obama's new appointee mentioned...at least not yet.



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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Thanks for that! I was about to post it. I think the following is relevant too, from the same source:


The outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra, was appointed last week Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration. His last day at the city government office was February 4, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Leslie Kershaw, said.



“We know the FBI is over there but that’s all we know,” said a staffer in the D.C. CTO’s office, Mario Field, who was working from a separate location. Another source familiar with the raid said the FBI had sent all staffers other than senior executives home for the day.



A White House spokesman had no immediate comment.


Edit: Tech difficulties - oh the irony lol ::blush::

[edit on 3/12/2009 by Whisper67]

[edit on 3/12/2009 by Whisper67]



posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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here's another link, I'll post the full text here just in case the story disappears.

www.wtop.com...

2 arrested in FBI raid at Obama appointee's office
March 12, 2009 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON - A D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee and contractor have been arrested in a federal bribery sting, sources tell WTOP.

D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee Yusuf Acar and Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation President and CEO Sushil Bansal have been arrested, sources tell WTOP.

Acar, 40, was taken into custody Thursday morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest D.C.

The FBI is now serving a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer, WTOP has learned.

"We are there as part of a continuing ongoing criminal investigation," FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Katherine Schweit tells WTOP.

Schweit would not comment on the details of the investigation.

More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest, WTOP's Mark Segraves reports.

Most of the employees have been told to go home. Other employees have been segregated into a waiting room.

Segraves reports the FBI's search has expanded from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

A spokesman for D.C.'s U.S. Attorney tells WTOP he cannot discuss the investigation, as it is currently sealed.

On March 5, President Barack Obama named D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra as the federal government's chief information officer.

Kundra's last day was March 4.

Kundra, who was in charge of technology in the District since 2007, has been a consultant to Obama since he won the election.

(Copyright 2009 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
WASHINGTON - A D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee and contractor have been arrested in a federal bribery sting, sources tell WTOP.

D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee Yusuf Acar and Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation President and CEO Sushil Bansal have been arrested, sources tell WTOP.

Acar, 40, was taken into custody Thursday morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest D.C.

The FBI is now serving a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer, WTOP has learned.

"We are there as part of a continuing ongoing criminal investigation," FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Katherine Schweit tells WTOP.

Schweit would not comment on the details of the investigation.

More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest, WTOP's Mark Segraves reports.

Most of the employees have been told to go home. Other employees have been segregated into a waiting room.

Segraves reports the FBI's search has expanded from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

A spokesman for D.C.'s U.S. Attorney tells WTOP he cannot discuss the investigation, as it is currently sealed.

On March 5, President Barack Obama named D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra as the federal government's chief information officer.

Kundra's last day was March 4.

Kundra, who was in charge of technology in the District since 2007, has been a consultant to Obama since he won the election.

(Copyright 2009 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)



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