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Old March 13th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Post Desi involved in defrauding D.C. caught by FBI

This is a case where one desi by the name Bansal, on a H1B visa, committed fraud by billing for contractors which never existed, equipment and services which were never delivered.

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Obama appointee on leave after FBI raid, arrests

WASHINGTON - An employee of the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer and a private contractor were charged with corruption Thursday after an FBI raid at the former office of one of President Obama's appointees, Vivek Kundra.

Kundra is on leave from his White House job until further details of the case become known, a White House source tells the Associated Press.

Kundra has not been linked to Thursday's raid.

Yusuf Acar, 40, acting chief security officer of the D.C. Office of the CTO, was charged with bribery of a public official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest.

Acar was ordered held without bond until a hearing Tuesday.

FBI agents found $70,000 in Acar's Northwest D.C. home when they arrested him Thursday morning.

Acar, a native of Turkey, is responsible for buying D.C.'s computer equipment and hiring contract workers for various D.C. agencies. Acar, who has been with the agency since December 2004, has an annual salary of $127,468, according to charging documents.

Sushil Bansal, President and CEO of Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation (AITC) and a former D.C. government employee, was charged with bribery of a public official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest.

Bansal, 41, was released but ordered not to engage in overseas financial transactions and had to surrender his passport. Bansal, of Dunn Loring, Va., is due back in court on April 21.

Government records show Bansal, a native of India, is not a U.S. citizen and holds an H-1B visa, which is given to foreign workers in specialty occupations.

Authorities say Acar and Bansal, along with others, used a variety of schemes to defraud the D.C. government, including billing the District for inventory that was never delivered and billing "ghost" contract employees who never worked.

The alleged scheme involved Acar approving falsified bills and then splitting the money with Bansal - who submitted them - and other vendors, according to charging documents.

The FBI worked with another D.C. Office of the CTO employee who was in on the scheme and secretly recorded conversations with Acar and Bansal as part of the investigation.

Several other individuals and businesses are involved in the alleged schemes, but an FBI affidavit supporting the arrest warrants only identifies them by their initials.

Bansal's company has offices in D.C. and India and received more than $13 million in business with the D.C. government in the past five years, according to court documents.

One contract involved providing computer support to the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. The company also was given a contract to upgrade the city's human resources computer records and sold virus detection software to the city.

In 2008, Bansal received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Association of Indians in America, according to AITC's Web site.

Last week, Kundra resigned from his post as D.C. chief technology officer to take a job in the Obama administration as the federal government's chief information officer.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the Department of Justice told the White House on Thursday morning of its planned raid.

However, Gibbs declined to comment on whether the White House was aware of the investigation before Thursday.

AITC has been working with the D.C. government since 2004. Once Kundra took over as D.C. Chief Technology Officer in March 2007, AITC's contracts doubled to more than $5 million in 2008.

Kundra has also worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During his time at SAIC, Kundra provided consulting services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

On AITC's Web site, Bansal lists SAIC as one of AITC's strategic partners and says his firm has performed contract work for HHS.

On Thursday morning, the FBI served a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - were at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest.

Most of the employees were told to go home. Other employees were put into a waiting room.

The FBI later expanded its search from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

The 10th floor was closed to the public while the FBI searched the offices that house the Administrative Services Modernization Program.

As the raid took place, Kundra was giving a speech at FOSE - an annual government technology expo - about changing the way the government purchases materials from vendors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Re: Desi involved in defrauding D.C. caught by FBI

annual salary od 127k, and 70k at home in cash. I can understand yusuf must have 4 wives somewhere in middleeast to feed too.

waiting for baboons in jail to eat his ass
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Re: Desi involved in defrauding D.C. caught by FBI

Old habits die hard must have thought you can bribe & get away from everything like India now will bring bad name to all other fellow Indians.
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Re: Desi involved in defrauding D.C. caught by FBI

Looks like Vivek Kundra was either sleeping or having his fingers deep in the corruption pie while all these contracts were being awarded to the so called company AITC... All the fuckers who are involved in this should be behind bars for at least a decade or more...

Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Sushil Bansal, CEO (AITC) Washington, DC – August 11, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Association of Indians in America (Washington DC Chapter) selected Mr. Sushil Bansal for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award ceremony was held on August 10, 2008 in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Bansal was selected for this award for his outstanding contribution in the field of information technology and to the growth of AITC. Mr. Bansal is founder and CEO of AITC. The award ceremony also included 25 academic achievement awards to outstanding students, Scientist of the Year Award, and Community Service Award. The ceremony was attended over 100 people including a very senior representative from the Embassy of India in Washington DC. Mr. Bansal emphasized the importance of innovation to run a successful IT company in his acceptance speech.
Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Awards IT Help Desk Support Contract to AITC Washington, DC – October 3, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Department of Motor Vehicles, Government of the District of Columbia, awarded IT Help Desk Support Contract to AITC. This contract is a continuation of AITC’s services for this project. DMV operates a Motor Vehicle Information System (DESTINY) that was developed and implemented to support Driver License issuance, vehicle registration and titling, inspection, insurance, medical, parking permits and other DMV related functions. This contract provides support to the IT Help Desk and network administration of DESTINY application.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Awards .Net Development Support Contract to AITC Washington, DC – Sep 9, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Government of the District of Columbia Office, awarded .Net Development Support Contract to AITC. The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is involved with an initiative to implement Web-enabled applications throughout the District Government. AITC’s web developers will serve as part of an OCTO Application Services development team, and will assist OCTO personnel in the development of DC Government’s Web applications, or otherwise support the OCTO Application Services team.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) purchases McAfee Licenses from AITC Washington, DC – August 5, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Government of the District of Columbia, purchased McAfee Licenses from AITC. This purchase is for McAfee Active Virus Defense Licenses (Number of Licenses – 10,001), McAfee Anti-Spyware Licenses (Number of Licenses – 10,001), and McAfee Virus Scan Licenses (Number of Licenses – 3,000). OCTO needed protection against security threats for desktops, internet gateways, e-mail servers, and file servers. These three different McAfee products identify, proactively block, and safely eliminate spyware, and potentially unwanted programs. This purchase would also help OCTO to guard its Macintosh systems and users, against all types of viruses and malicious code, and new unknown threats.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Awards Peoplesoft Consulting Support Contract to AITC Washington, DC – June 5, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Government of the District of Columbia, awarded Peoplesoft Consulting Support Contract to AITC. OCTO, in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and the District of Columbia Human Resources (DCHR) is embarking on an ambitious program to upgrade and implement PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) information systems to realize new efficiencies, while simultaneously offering a broad range of new administrative services for the District. This contract provides support for conducting full cycle implementation activities such as: current state analysis, future state analysis, fit-gap, planning, requirements gathering, design, interface and report design and development, setup, configuration, customization, testing, training, change management, end user support and documentation for ERP solutions associated with PeopleSoft’s HCM (Human Capital Management) suite.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Awards Citywide IT Security (CWITS) Support Contract to AITC Washington, DC – May 7, 2008 – AITC announced today that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Government of the District of Columbia Office, awarded an additional task order for Citywide IT Security (CWITS) Support to AITC. This additional task order will support for antivirus deployment and incident response tasks for agencies in the District of Columbia.

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Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation ( AITC) is an end-to-end Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Services company, serving the Government and Commercial sectors in the global market through multiple onshore and offshore centers, based out of USA and India.

Our multiple onshore and offshore centres based out of USA & India provide integrated technology-enabled business solutions in the IT and BPO sectors that meet with the increasing innovative demand of the industry & the strategic requirements of our clients.

AITC is a highly professional company with strong ethics and business values. At AITC we believe in delivering unparalleled business value to our customers through our highly competent and dedicated team of professionals who constantly strive to create, design and execute cutting edge ingenious solutions as well as create new business opportunities for our customers.

AITC is certified as an 8(a) company by SBA. It is also certified as a LSDBE by the DC Government. AITC is a prime contractor for IT Services (Schedule 70) with GSA. It is also a prime contractor of DCSS for IT Services with the DC Government.

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There you go . If I talk about Indian work ethics people will call me White ass and what not .......
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There you go . If I talk about Indian work ethics people will call me White ass and what not .......
Okay desis did it. They need to be prosecuted and put behind bars. I agree that such fraud should be punished.

Now about work ethics of ... well, what about work ethics of Americans like Bernie Madoff? Of Merill Lynch top bosses who knowingly crashed their company and then took millions in bonuses?
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