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Partners Of Obama’s IT Official Arrested

From a sympathetic Associated Press:

Source: Obama official on leave after FBI raids

By Devlin Barrett And Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Writers – Thu Mar 12

WASHINGTON – An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

The charges were lodged against the two men at a federal court hearing as the FBI finished searching the city’s technology office, which was led until recently by Obama’s new computer chief, Vivek Kundra.

Kundra is on leave from his White House job until further details of the case become known, according to a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official did not want to publicly discuss personnel matters.

At the court hearing, Yusuf Acar, the acting chief security officer in the city’s technology office, was ordered held without bond pending a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said $70,000 in cash was found during a search of Acar’s Washington home and that he posed a serious flight risk.

Technology consultant Sushil Bansal of Dunn Loring, Va., was released but was ordered not to conduct overseas financial transactions or leave the Washington metropolitan area. Bansal is due back in court on April 21, and prosecutors said they were hopeful that a plea agreement could be reached in his case.

Acar worked under Kundra, Obama’s pick to coordinate federal computer systems…

Acar, a 40-year-old native of Turkey, had a $127,468-a-year position purchasing the city’s computer equipment and lining up contract workers for numerous city agencies, according to court documents.

Authorities say Acar and Bansal, along with others, defrauded the government through a variety of schemes, including billing the city for items that were never delivered and "ghost" contract employees who did not work. The scheme involved Acar approving falsified bills and splitting the money with vendors including Bansal, who submitted them, court documents alleged.

Bansal, a native of India who turns 42 next week, is a former city employee and the founder and chief executive of Advanced Integrated Technologies Corp. The company has offices in Washington and India and did more than $13 million in business with the District of Columbia government in the past five years, according to court documents.

One contract involved providing computer support for the city’s 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 2007, federal investigators uncovered a massive embezzlement scheme in the city’s tax office…

Featherbedding, ‘ghost billing’ and embezzling?

Mr. Kundra and his pals just sound like your typical Democrat bureaucrats.

What’s the problem?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Partners Of Obama’s IT Official Arrested”

  1. Colonel1961 says:

    And, gosh darnit, doesn’t anyone have an American-sounding name anymore?

  2. oldswimcoach says:

    Geez, if only he had failed to pay his Federal income tax we probably could have looked the other way on this one too!

    The really scary thing about all of these corruption eruptions is that the press has been totally co-opted by the Democratic party. One has to wonder how much corruption, scandal and incompetence is being ignored and/or hidden by the press.

    Oh for the good old days of Bill Clinton, when one only had to worry about bimbo eruptions, missing billing records and one car accidents in Arkansas – life was so much simpler in the olden days!

  3. Yarddog1 says:

    Well – the list grows daily. The O-Hole has a lot of fine friends, associates and employees with which he has surrounded himself. Is this collection of miscreants the best we can do. Again – it is time for a cleansing!

  4. proreason says:

    Notice that Kundra has his get-out-of-jail-free card sitting right next to him.

    • canary says:

      Well, The speeding wheels of injustice, as Holden tells white people in the nation they are cowards, while the fox is in the hen house.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    THE HITS JUST KEEEEEEEP ON COMIN’!!!
    50 plus days?
    This is gonna be a long internment for us, ain’t it?
    If history is kind, this will be known as “America doing HARD TIME.”

  6. canary says:

    Obama created Kundra’s top aid position, to help fulfill his technology promises

    http://blog.wired.com/defense/

    http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/2008/12/

  7. BigOil says:

    One contract involved providing computer support for the city’s 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…

    That’s quite a promotion – from installing Norton Antivirus to becoming the countries computer thief chief. Almost as impressive as a community agitator becoming President.

    What are the odds he is on paid administrative leave?

  8. MinnesotaRush says:

    “At the court hearing, Yusuf Acar, the acting chief security officer in the city’s technology office, was ordered held without bond pending a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said $70,000 in cash was found during a search of Acar’s Washington home and that he posed a serious flight risk.”

    Guess there’s no doubt that Acar really was ACTING security guy ….

    I wonder what else these IT bad boys could tell us about o-blah-blah’s IT efforts (ie. donations from where, why credit card address verification got turned off, why so many cards charged with no approval and/or wrong amounts, etc, etc)????

    This o-blah-blah and friends .. quite a group, huh!?!?

  9. canary says:

    Things don’t look too good for Kundra
    http://fcw.com/articles/2009/03/13/analysis-kundra-now-in-question.aspx smiles

    Anyone else but me bothered about how Kundra laughes about being told of 9/11.
    about 9/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amTdg8eGoyk

    Kundra and his DC buddies. Get’s bizarre at the end.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELctwbC7XU&feature=related

    • canary says:

      Last nite twice when I tried to get on FOX news alerts, my computer acted up both times.
      . I was a bit spooked, worrying Kundra and his infandiles goonies, might have something to do with it. Wondering if he might be a double Obama agent. Maybe Kundra and infandiles were practicing the Fair Doctrine Act sure to replace the Patriot Act. Don’t think there’s the red phone in the white house problem anymore. It’s the one click on a Blackberry Americans need to worry about.

  10. proreason says:

    there should be an over/under betting line for whether more then 50% of The Moron’s appointees get convicted of a crime or resign to avoid it.


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