- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2006

3:12 p.m.

Law enforcement officials executed search warrants today on the house and office of CIA’s outgoing executive director as part of an investigation into corruption involving agency contracts, the FBI said.

The CIA’s third-ranking official, Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, has been under investigation by the FBI, IRS, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the CIA’s inspector general and the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego, said FBI spokeswoman April Langwell in San Diego.

Under a sealed warrant, officials searched Mr. Foggo’s Virginia home and his office at the CIA’s Langley, Va., campus.

The FBI and other agencies have been investigating whether Mr. Foggo improperly intervened in the award of contracts to a San Diego businessman and personal friend, Brent Wilkes, who has been implicated in a congressional bribery scandal.

In a statement, CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck also confirmed the searches.

“The agency is cooperating fully with the Department of Justice and the FBI,” she said. “Agency leaders outside of the (inspector general’s office) were informed just prior to the execution of the search warrants, in keeping with standard law enforcement procedures.”

This week, Mr. Foggo announced his retirement from the agency after 25 years serving around the world. His decision came three days after CIA Director Porter Goss also announced he would be stepping down from the agency.

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