- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI agents have arrested a District of Columbia government worker and another man while they search the offices of the city’s chief technology officer.

The head of that city office, Vivek Kundra, recently left to take a White House technology post.

A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because charges had not yet been unsealed, said worker Yusuf Acar was arrested Thursday. Another man, Sushil Bansal, was also arrested. A court appearance is expected later in the day.


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Katherine Schweit, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Washington field office, said the search was being conducted as part of an ongoing investigation.

Schweit declined to give the subject of the investigation, or comment further on the case.



President Barack Obama named Kundra earlier this month to help oversee government technology, including the ability of computer systems to speak to each other and security for vast federal information databanks.

Mafara Hobson, a spokeswoman for Mayor Adrian Fenty, said an investigation is ongoing, but she would not reveal any specific information about the case.

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