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FBI probes CIA defense contracts after top official resigns

[JURIST] An FBI investigation into the activities of former CIA Executive Director and number-three agency official Kyle "Dusty" Foggo [Wikipedia profile] has intensified after Foggo's resignation Monday. The FBI probe is looking into whether Foggo took steps to improperly aid his high school friend Brent R. Wilkes' company ADCS [company website] in obtaining large CIA contracts. Former California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham [Wikipedia profile] pleaded guilty [JURIST report; plea agreement, PDF] last year to taking $2.4 million in bribes from Wilkes and others in return for federal contracts, though Wilkes himself has not been charged. Cunningham helped ADCS receive more than $80 million in defense contracts involving data transfer.

Foggo, who has acknowledged attending informal poker parties with Wilkes, insists he has breached no laws but the FBI is trying to determine if Foggo, like Cunningham, played a role in helping ADCS procure some of those contracts through improper acts. The Washington Post has more.

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