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Foggo the focus of multiple investigations

May 12, 2006 at 4:21 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Kyle Foggo, who resigned Monday from the Central Intelligence Agency, is the focus of an investigation of an alleged pattern of U.S. government corruption.

Foggo -- known as "Dusty" -- is an agency veteran who spent two decades undercover in five foreign postings, including Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Vienna and Frankfurt, the New York Times reported.

Porter J. Goss, who has resigned as C.I.A. director, plucked him from obscurity in November 2004, elevating him to the position of executive director.

Foggo has not been formally charged with any misconduct, but there are inquiries into whether he improperly awarded agency contracts to a longtime friend, Brent R. Wilkes, a military contractor whose companies have received nearly $100 million in government contracts.

Foggo has admitted attending poker parties throughout the 1990s held by Wilkes at the Watergate Hotel in Washington. The parties were attended by C.I.A. officials and congressmen, including Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a California Republican, who has already resigned admitting to bribery. Several news media accounts have reported that prostitutes frequented the parties.

Charlie Wilson, a former Texas congressman, said the only illicit act at the parties was cigar smoking on a nonsmoking floor.

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