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D.C. Official Arrested in Federal Bribery Sting

By Del Quentin Wilber
An official in the D.C. government's office of the chief technology officer has been arrested in a federal bribery sting, according to law enforcement sources.

Yusuf Acar, 40, was taken into custody this morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest Washington, the sources said. The nature of the charges could not be determined. Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, declined to comment on the arrest, saying the case "is under seal."

Acar serves as an information systems security officer in the D.C. government. He worked for Vivek Kundra, the District's chief technology officer. Kundra recently left D.C. government to become President Obama's federal chief information officer.

Mafara Hobson, a spokeswoman for the mayor, declined to comment this morning.

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Posted at 11:43 AM ET on Mar 12, 2009  | Category:  Cast of Characters
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Posted by: JakeD | March 13, 2009 5:14 PM

UPDATE: Kundra has taken a leave of absence as well (my first instincts were right ; )

Posted by: JakeD | March 13, 2009 4:32 PM


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Posted by: JakeD | March 12, 2009 2:02 PM

Talk about poised to strike,JakeD.
(D is for desperate, right, not dumba$$?)

Posted by: bgreen2224 | March 12, 2009 1:10 PM

Ok, my bad. I mixed up Kundra and Acar in the story.

Posted by: JakeD | March 12, 2009 12:14 PM

Why isn't the headline "Obama Official Arrested"? Way to bury the lede, WaPo! At least your consistent; we never did find out that Libby or that guy who stole from Target worked in the Bush White House, right?

Posted by: JakeD | March 12, 2009 12:08 PM

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