FBI raid at Obama Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra, Kundra former office, March 12, 2009, Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal arrested by FBI, WTOP article, FBI agents search office
From WTOP, March 12, 2009
“2 arrested in FBI raid at Obama appointee’s office
March 12, 2009 – 12:08pm
WASHINGTON – A D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee and a government contractor have been arrested in a federal bribery sting, sources tell WTOP.
D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee Yusuf Acar and Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation President and CEO Sushil Bansal have been arrested, sources tell WTOP.
Acar, 40, was taken into custody Thursday morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest D.C.
Bansal has received multiple contracts from the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Office, including contracts to develop Web-enabled applications and IT and anti-spyware support.
The FBI is now serving a search warrant at the office of D.C.’s Chief Technology Officer, WTOP has learned.
“We are there as part of a continuing ongoing criminal investigation,” FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Katherine Schweit tells WTOP. ”
“On March 5, President Barack Obama named D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra as the federal government’s chief information officer.
Kundra’s last day was March 4.
Kundra, who was in charge of technology in the District since 2007, has been a consultant to Obama since he won the election. ”
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