Bribery Sting Nets Employee of Obama Tech Appointee

Vivek Kundra not linked to DC investigation: FBI
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2009 1:08 PM CDT
Vivek Kundra, President Obama's pick for chief information officer, is seen in this photo from the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer.   (DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer)

(Newser) – FBI agents raided the office of the District of Columbia’s chief technology officer today as part of a federal bribery investigation, WTOP-AM reports. The FBI arrested an employee of the agency and a private contractor who has received several hundred thousand dollars in city contracts. Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s choice for chief information officer, headed the DC office before leaving last week and is not linked to the investigation, authorities say.