BAM! Obama's Homeland Security IG Indicted on Multiple Federal Charges


The walls are gradually starting to crumble in the previously untouchable Obama administration which could do no wrong and is "the only administration to not have a scandal".

Former President Obama's Homeland Security Inspector General was indicted on 16 charges, including defrauding the U.S. government.

A former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security and a subordinate have been charged with stealing government software and databases containing personal data on more than 250,000 government employees, the Justice Department said.

Charles K. Edwards, 59, of Sandy Spring, Md., and Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Va., were indicted in Washington on 16 counts, including conspiracy to commit theft of government property and to defraud the United States, theft of government property, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department said. Venkata was also charged with destroying records.

Prosecutors alleged that from October 2014 to April 2017, Edwards, Venkata and others conspired to steal proprietary information from the DHS inspector general’s office so Edwards’s company, Delta Business Solutions, could sell an enhanced version to the Agriculture Department.

“The indictment charges Charles K. Edwards, 59, of Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Virginia, with conspiracy to commit theft of government property and to defraud the United States, theft of government property, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment also charges Venkata with destruction of records.”

“The indictment further alleges that, in addition to stealing DHS-OIG’s software and the sensitive government databases, Venkata and others also assisted Edwards by reconfiguring his laptop so that he could properly upload the stolen software and databases, provided troubleshooting support whenever Edwards required it, and helped him build a testing server at his residence with the stolen software and databases,” the Department of Justice said in a press release announcing the indictments. “As further part of the alleged scheme, Edwards retained software developers in India for the purpose of developing his commercial alternative of DHS-OIG’s software.”

Sources:
Washington Post

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