October 9, 2005
Former Homeland Security Official Pleads Guilty
A Press Release of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia reports of a former official of the Department of Homeland Security pleading guilty to a misdemeanor conflict of interest charge. According to the press release,
"[b]etween late 2003 and early 2004, [the former official], in her capacity as a DHS official, participated in the procurement contract bidding process with a company that she also was in negotiations with for employment. [She] ultimately accepted and began employment with the company."
The possible punishment here is a maximum of one year in prison and a "fine of up to $100,000."
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