Foggo: First Public Corruption Case in CIA History

By Brian Ross And Richard Esposito

May 12, 2006 1:42pm

ABC News’ Rhonda Schwartz contributed to this report.

The FBI raid on the home and office of the Executive Director of the CIA took place this morning, seizing business records, computer hard drives and other information in what is the first significant public corruption scandal in the history of the nation’s premier intelligence agency.  Officials said the raid took place at 6 a.m. Agents from the FBI, the IRS, the Criminal Investigative Division of the Pentagon and the CIA’s Inspector General’s office were involved in the raid.

The outgoing Executive Director of the CIA, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, announced his resignation last Monday — the first business day after his boss, CIA Director Porter Goss, stepped down. In itself the move was unusual. In the past, the senior operational officers have always remained in place for several weeks or months while a new director moves in and acclimates to the Langley Virginia based agency’s culture.

News of Foggo’s hasty departure was first reported by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, along with disclosures of a career marked by ethical lapses and documented insubordination long before Foggo’s current place at the center of an FBI probe into sweetheart sole-source government contracts signed or overseen by Foggo and the possibility of kickbacks.

The Foggo criminal probe is being conducted parallel to an internal investigation by the CIA Inspector General, which is said to be reviewing each and every contract Foggo signed or oversaw during the time he headed a CIA administrative section and during a period where he was the chief logistical support officer at the CIA’s largest resupply base which is located at a Frankfurt, Germany airbase.

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