Former Obama Era DHS Inspector General Indicted for Theft and Fraud - Granite Grok

Former Obama Era DHS Inspector General Indicted for Theft and Fraud

Charles Edwards Former DHS IG

Inspectors General (IG) are supposed to be the watchdogs of federal agencies. But this Obama era IG (2011-2013) is alleged to have used his office as IG of the Department of Homeland Security for personal profit at your expense.

According to the allegations in the indictment, from October 2014 to April 2017, [Charles K.] Edwards, [Murali Yamazula] Venkata, and others executed a scheme to defraud the U.S. government by stealing confidential and proprietary software from DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), along with sensitive government databases containing personal identifying information (PII) of DHS and USPS employees, so that Edwards’s company, Delta Business Solutions, could later sell an enhanced version of DHS-OIG’s software to the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a profit.  Although Edwards had left DHS-OIG in December 2013, he continued to leverage his relationship with Venkata and other DHS-OIG employees to steal the software and the sensitive government databases.

Edwards continues to receive support and assistance from DHS-OIG employees for years including ensuring his personal laptop could upload the files and (you’ll love this) helped him set up a personal server at his home.

Another home server. I wonder where they could have gotten the idea for that?

That’s just a dig. There’s no reason to suspect that anyone in the DHS-OIG knew Hillary had an illegal server. 

Not yet, anyway.

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