FBI says former CIA executive director's home, office searched

[JURIST] The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website] said Friday that the Virginia home and office of former CIA executive director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo [Wikipedia profile] were searched as part of an investigation into Foggo's possible involvement in a congressional bribery scheme. Foggo is being investigated by the FBI, the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website], the US Defense Criminal Investigative Service [official website], the Internal Revenue Service [official website], and the US Attorney's Office in San Diego to determine if he had a hand in awarding government contracts to a friend of his, Brent Wilkes, who has been named in a scheme to bribe former California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham [Wikipedia profile]. Cunningham is currently serving time in jail after pleading guilty [JURIST report] in November for taking $2.4 million in bribes from Wilkes and government contractors.

Foggo resigned from his #3 position at the CIA [JURIST report] earlier this week after working with the agency for 25 years and his announcement came just three days after CIA Director Porter Goss [official profile] also submitted his own resignation [JURIST report] for what are said to have been completely unrelated reasons. Foggo has maintained his innocence in the bribery scandal, while admitting to attending card games at hotels that were allegedly provided to Cunningham by Wilkes, but said these were not improper meetings. AP has more.



 

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