February 14, 2007
Former CIA Official Charged with Corruption
The former number three official at the Central Intelligence Agency was indicted in San Diego on eleven counts of conspiracy, honest services fraud, conflict of interest, and money laundering. Kyle "Dusty" Foggo is accused of accepting gifts from Brent Wilkes in exchange for steering contracts to Wilkes' Southern California company, ADCS Inc. Foggo was executive director of the CIA until he resigned suddenly in May 2006. Wilkes was charged in a thirty-five count indictment with bribery, conspiracy, honest services fraud, and money laundering involving not only Foggo, but also former San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who is serving an 8+ year prison sentence after pleading guilty to corruption charges in 2006. A third defendant was charged with obstruction of justice for lying to a grand jury about Wilkes paying off a $500,000 second mortgage on Cunningham's home. The indictments come at the end of the term of U.S. Attorney Carol Lam, one of the seven federal prosecutors forced from office by the Department of Justice, some for supposed "performance issues" that have not been further identified. She's certainly going out with a bang. A CNN.com story (here) discusses the indictments. (ph)
UPDATE: The two indictments are available below.
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