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  • D.C. Tech Official Is Accused of Bribery(Birth Certificate Forgery)

    09/28/2009 11:43:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies · 31,372+ views
    WaPo ^ | March 13, 2009 | Del Quentin Wilber and Nikita Stewart
    A D.C. government official and a business executive were arrested yesterday on bribery charges involving city technology contracts that included "ghost" workers and kickbacks, federal authorities said. Raiding offices in the hunt for documents, FBI agents carted away boxes and envelopes throughout the day from the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, the center of the alleged fraud. -snip- Authorities said the conspiracy was uncovered with the help of a D.C. government employee who recorded conversations with the executive and the city official. Until recently, the technology office was headed by Vivek Kundra, who has taken a job as President...
  • Obama's Computer Chief Once Shoplifted 4 Shirts

    08/10/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies · 2,429+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2009 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama's new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney. A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men's shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered. Kundra pleaded guilty, paid a $100 fine and $55 in...
  • Obama names chief tech officer

    04/18/2009 2:15:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 884+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/18/2009
    President Barack Obama on Saturday chose two Indian-Americans to help to streamline the federal government and cut costs. Obama named Aneesh Chopra, the Harvard-educated secretary of technology for the state of Virginia, as the federal government's first chief technology officer. Chopra, 36, will help reduce health care costs and foster cybersecurity. "In this role, Aneesh will promote technological innovation to help achieve our most urgent priorities - from creating jobs and reducing health care costs to keeping our nation secure," Obama said in his Saturday radio and Internet address. Chopra's corporate experience included working as managing director of the Advisory...
  • Obama’s computer chief once shoplifted 4 shirts

    03/18/2009 9:25:32 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 76 replies · 2,636+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | March 18, 2009 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    roanoke,va - WASHINGTON (AP) - Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama’s new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney. A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men’s shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered
  • Barack Obama's CIO a Confessed Thief

    03/17/2009 9:49:52 AM PDT · by SeattleTiger · 60 replies · 4,443+ views
    Gawker ^ | March 17, 2009 | Owen Thomas
    Vivek Kundra, President Obama's choice for CIO, apaprently pled out on a theft case in 1996. There is a resolution of a case in the Maryland state records where Vivek Kundra pled "probation before judgment" on a theft case. I am not sure if they allow re-posting, so here is a snippet. The entire article is a fast and worthwhile read.excerpt What is "probation before judgment"? The Maryland Lawyer Blog: Lawyers routinely tell their clients who receive a PBJ that they can legally state that they have not been convicted of a crime.... while a PBJ is not generally considered...
  • Obama Security Breech

    03/16/2009 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,298+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2009 | The Prowler
    WHO IS VIVEK KUNDRA? The Obama Administration is worried that yet another senior appointee has run into potential ethics issues one week into his new job. According to one White House source, the Obama Administration asked its newly appointed chief technology officer to take a leave until the Department of Justice could provide the administration with additional information surrounding an FBI raid at the officer's former workplace, the Washington, D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer. CTO Vivek Kundra had resigned from his D.C. post earlier this month to take the White House job; last Thursday the FBI raided the...
  • Source: Obama official on leave after FBI raids

    03/12/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 151 replies · 10,444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - 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...
  • Vivek Kundra

    03/12/2009 8:25:00 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 4 replies · 442+ views
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Federal agents this morning are searching the Judiciary Square office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer. The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further. The outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra, was appointed last week Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration. "We know the FBI is over there but that's all we know," said a staffer in the D.C. CTO's office, Mario Field. A White House spokesman had no immediate comment. A spokeswoman for Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Leslie Kershaw, said...
  • FBI Raids Office of DC CTO Obama Appointee

    03/12/2009 7:52:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 1,300+ views
    Politico ^ | March 9, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Federal agents this morning are searching the Judiciary Square office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer. The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further. The outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra, was appointed last week Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration. His last day at the city government office was February 4, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Leslie Kershaw, said.