CIA Official's Home, Office Searched by FBI
CIA Official's Home, Office Searched
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours,
21 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Law enforcement officials executed search
warrants Friday 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 Foggo's
Virginia home and his office at the CIA's Langley,
Va., campus, Langwell said. She could provide no other
The FBI and other agencies have been investigating
whether 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 of his home and
office on Friday morning.
"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
This week, 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
Dyck said the Foggo investigation has "absolutely
nothing, zero" to do with Goss' resignation.
In a statement on Foggo's behalf last week, the CIA
said he denied any improprieties. "Mr. Foggo maintains
that government contracts for which he was responsible
were properly awarded and administered," the agency
Wilkes has been described in court papers as an
unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to bribe then-Rep.
Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a California Republican who
is now serving time in a federal prison for taking
$2.4 million from government contractors.
FBI agents also have been investigating whether Wilkes
provided Cunningham with prostitutes, limousines and
Foggo has acknowledged participating in the poker
parties at the hotel rooms, but he has said there was
nothing untoward about that. "If he attended
occasional card games with friends over the years, Mr.
Foggo insists they were that and nothing more," the
CIA statement said.
Foggo's associates have said he received the
Intelligence Commendation Medal for supporting the war
on terror in 2002. Before becoming the agency's No. 3
leader in 2004, he was the chief of base at a
classified facility that supports the war on terror.
As executive director, Foggo had the powerful position
of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the CIA.
One FBI agent told reporters from Copley News Service,
who were at Foggo's residence, that Foggo was not at
home in his quiet suburban neighborhood near CIA
headquarters and had not been detained. The agents
refused to answer other questions about the raid.
A neighbor told Copley that the agents arrived about 8
a.m. EDT. A white Chevrolet van was backed up to the
carport of the split-level brick home and, at one
point, a man wearing latex gloves emerged from the
house and went around back.