A bit lost in the shuffle this week was this ignominous outcome of a CIA-related contract scandal.
"The CIA's former top administrator pleaded guilty yesterday to steering agency contracts to a defense contractor and concealing their relationship, making Kyle "Dusty" Foggo the highest-ranking member of a federal intelligence or law enforcement agency to be convicted of a crime," said the story by Post reporter Jerry Markon.
Geez, and we thought guys like this were looking out for us.
Foggo, known as the "mayor" of the CIA, faced a slew of allegations that he used his juice here and abroad to help a close friend named Brent Wilkes.
The case involved a $30,000 Hawaiian vacation, expensive meals (no details on the menu yet) and inflated prices for water sold to CIA outposts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Looming over it all, according to Markon's story, was the possibility that defense attorneys might expose CIA secrets as part of Foggo's defense.
It wasn't the worst case of its kind. "Foggo was first indicted in February 2007 in federal court in San Diego, but the case was transferred to Alexandria in February," Markon wrote. "Wilkes was initially indicted along with Foggo but was later dropped from the case. He was convicted last year in a separate corruption case in San Diego of showering then-Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) with more than $700,000 in bribes, including money for a mortgage, a yacht and prostitutes."
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