Tuesday, October 27, 2009

 

First of the Day: State Department employee charged for Iraq kickbacks

A former State Department program manager in Iraq has been charged with accepting tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks in exchange for steering contracts to Iraqi construction firms, according to court documents.

It appeared to be the first time a State Department employee had been charged in federal court in connection with fraud in the multibillion-dollar U.S. reconstruction effort in Iraq, according to officials familiar with that work.

—Mary Beth Sheridan reporting in "Former State Dept. employee charged"

It may be first but it's not likely to be the last.

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