Another Criminal Obama Appointee ? !

Is EVERYONE that is associated with or supported by Obama either a tax cheat or some other kind of felon? What is it with these people? Obama has brought CHANGE to Washington alright, now there ALL criminals!

An employee of the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer and a private contractor were charged with corruption Thursday after an FBI raid at the former office of one of President Obama's appointees, Vivek Kundra.

Kundra is on leave from his White House job until further details of the case become known, a White House source tells the Associated Press.

Kundra has not been linked to Thursday's raid.

Yusuf Acar, 40, acting chief security officer of the D.C. Office of the CTO, was charged with bribery of a public official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest.

Acar was ordered held without bond until a hearing Tuesday.

FBI agents found $70,000 in Acar's Northwest D.C. home when they arrested him Thursday morning.

Acar, a native of Turkey, is responsible for buying D.C.'s computer equipment and hiring contract workers for various D.C. agencies. Acar, who has been with the agency since December 2004, has an annual salary of $127,468, according to charging documents.

Sushil Bansal, President and CEO of Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation (AITC) and a former D.C. government employee, was charged with bribery of a public official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest.

Bansal, 41, was released but ordered not to engage in overseas financial transactions and had to surrender his passport. Bansal, of Dunn Loring, Va., is due back in court on April 21.

Government records show Bansal, a native of India, is not a U.S. citizen and holds an H-1B visa, which is given to foreign workers in specialty occupations.

Authorities say Acar and Bansal, along with others, used a variety of schemes to defraud the D.C. government, including billing the District for inventory that was never delivered and billing "ghost" contract employees who never worked.

The alleged scheme involved Acar approving falsified bills and then splitting the money with Bansal - who submitted them - and other vendors, according to charging documents.

The FBI worked with another D.C. Office of the CTO employee who was in on the scheme and secretly recorded conversations with Acar and Bansal as part of the investigation.

Several other individuals and businesses are involved in the alleged schemes, but an FBI affidavit supporting the arrest warrants only identifies them by their initials.

Bansal's company has offices in D.C. and India and received more than $13 million in business with the D.C. government in the past five years, according to court documents.

One contract involved providing computer support to the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. The company also was given a contract to upgrade the city's human resources computer records and sold virus detection software to the city.

In 2008, Bansal received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Association of Indians in America, according to AITC's Web site.

Last week, Kundra resigned from his post as D.C. chief technology officer to take a job in the Obama administration as the federal government's chief information officer.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the Department of Justice told the White House on Thursday morning of its planned raid.

However, Gibbs declined to comment on whether the White House was aware of the investigation before Thursday.

AITC has been working with the D.C. government since 2004. Once Kundra took over as D.C. Chief Technology Officer in March 2007, AITC's contracts doubled to more than $5 million in 2008.

Kundra has also worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During his time at SAIC, Kundra provided consulting services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

On AITC's Web site, Bansal lists SAIC as one of AITC's strategic partners and says his firm has performed contract work for HHS.

On Thursday morning, the FBI served a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - were at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest.

Most of the employees were told to go home. Other employees were put into a waiting room.

The FBI later expanded its search from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

The 10th floor was closed to the public while the FBI searched the offices that house the Administrative Services Modernization Program.

As the raid took place, Kundra was giving a speech at FOSE - an annual government technology expo - about changing the way the government purchases materials from vendors.

 

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

6 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest
Votes

Marine Dad, I supported President Obama and I am neither a felon or a tax cheat. I think President Obama's problem is that he can barely find an honest person in Washington. He has brought change to Washington, because with his winning the election and trying to find staff, the change is that he is exposing the corrupted politicians. I think it is about time the spotlight was shined on the corrupt practices that go on in Washington. Pretty soon the spotlight will be shining on the past 8 years. We already know that the funding for the 2 wars were not included in the budget and were hid from the public all these years. Yet we were spending billions of tax payer dollars to fight a war that never should have been waged. Now America is broke......Be Blessed

Be Blessed. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (Love), I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vauneth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seekth not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is (Love) charity.

Does it have to do with the fact that so many government offices are so close to the Foggy Bottom part of Washington?

"I never learned anything when I was talking." Larry King

Tippy, War Funding appropriations were and continue to be funded by the Congress. Are you pro porting that Congress voted for funding Iraq and Afghanistan without knowledge of what the Democratic controlled Congress was voting on? And, weren't the Democrats going to end the Iraq war by NOT funding those bills? You can't blame Bush for that Tippy, it was your guys that passed those bills! And, I would want to get the spotlight on the past too if I were the  Democrats, because god knows we don't want the spotlight on the present, and the is NO light in the future!

He has an interesting method of exposing the corrupt politicians, he appoints them to an office and then they are exposed! Shouldn't he expose the corruption before he appoints them? So, your giving credit to him for this "Change"? Give me a break,you are hopeless!

GOD FAMILY SELF COUNTRY In that order!

Yes...yes they r. Tippy, "If u don't support our troops than u don't support our country. If u don't support our country then what r u doing here?"(My brother) If we pull out of this war NOW then the lives of all our past troops AND the lives on 9/11 Would have been a waste! Not 2 mention that war creates more jobs, and Obama has wasted more money in the short time he's been in office than Bush did in his entier presidency!

"If they don't want to talk to us, then fine - they can listen."-Me

Hi Sammy, I do support our troops, I support this country and I support our President. I also support all of the widows and orphans this war has created. At some point we have to ask ourselves, was this war warranted. I have asked myself that question, and the answer is no. We are in an economic disaster and we cannot keep spending billions of dollars on a war that should never have taken place. This war was not about 9/11, it had already been confirmed that Saddam Hussein was not behind 9/11. This war was about so called, "weapons of mass destruction" and getting back at Hussein for what he did to daddy Bush. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As far as President Obama spending more money than President Bush, that is not true. Bush spent billions of dollars on this war way more than Obama will ever spend. President Obama has to spend money to get this economy back on track. It has gone to hell in a hand basket. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If we had gone after Osama Bin Laden where he was held up in afghanistan, maybe, just maybe, we would not have so many widows and orphans. This is just my humble opinion, of which I certainly am entitled to......Be Blessed

Be Blessed. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (Love), I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vauneth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seekth not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is (Love) charity.

Actually Tippy THIS is what is true about Obama's spending and proposed spending. The total of both is more than the spending for the entire history of our country from the day Washington took office until the day he was inaugurated. That is the truth about Obama's spending!If you support Obama, how do you support the troops when he wants the troops who are wounded, to pay for their own medical care? Don't believe it? Go to the VFW website! That is really SUPPORTING the troops! Give healthcare to a bunch of lameass, welfare, lifesucking lowlifes. And make those who VOLUNTARILY risk their lives for America, pay for having the dignity of being maimed and wounded!What a Change! How any self righteous person can stand up and say they support Obama and our troops at the same time, when he proposes plans like this is a hypocrite at best!

GOD FAMILY SELF COUNTRY In that order!

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: FBI Concern Over Possible Civil Unrest ?

FBI InfraGard warns of a crescendo of public concern about Obama's eligibility by DefendUSx April 05, 2009 11:14 Tasked by the FBI to provide "informational analysis" on conditions which could ...

Asked: The FBI is definitely an interesting job but ...

The FBI is definitely an interesting job but what about jobs that support the FBI agent? Where do you look for support positions in the FBI, secretary, administrative support, etc??

Asked: Get rid of obama ads

get rid of obama ads

More Questions

The N-word.

Obama and his followers have repeatedly proved themselves utterly corrupt. So far all they have going for them is racism -- which I learned on this service goes back 150 years and is absolutely unbroken. That history is well proven. Such bigotry is the mark of utter madmen. Of course, who else ...

Obama's latest brain fart -- and why it failed.

Give it a break. Another leftist, Muslim, Atheist poster who spends hours and hours posting the same garbage as all of the others. You can't tell one of these posters apart from the other. How can anyone do nothing but post the same thing 24/7 and do nothing else? What has made this poster so bitter ...

Obama isn't despised because he's black. It's ...

Exactly. He is a racist and he has proven it throughout his tenor. He has divided this country and continues to do so. He is despised for his policies and his agenda. He is now despised by many throughout the world as well. The bloom is off the rose.

Might we bury the hatchet . . ..

Tadpole, if you wish to concede defeat, admit that your extremist politics are in discredit, accept that Obama is still only a powerless figurehead, and that the Democrat party is made of criminals who barely stay out of prison for their immoral misconduct, then I could at least say that you owned ...