Wow. Indictments can sometimes make for boring affairs, but this one
is just popping with details.
The underlying allegation is that Foggo, while he was perched atop a key contracting position at the CIA, made repeated efforts to throw his best friend Brent Wilkes business. In return, Wilkes paid for swanky vacations to Scotland and other locales, dinners, and other perks, and kept open a post at his company for when Foggo retired. And the two concealed the whole thing from Foggo's CIA associates and ethics officials by using shell companies and flat out lying about their relationship.
The indictment is chock full of emails and other details that reveal the nature of Wilkes and Foggo's relationship. A selection:
As has been reported before, Wilkes "reserved an office for Foggo near Wilkes's own office in the executive suite" of his headquarters, "an offer which remained open and under consideration by Foggo," according to the indictment.
Accordingly, in December, 2003, Wilkes "introduced Foggo to a group of employees as a future executive in Wilkes' companies."
In September, 2004, Foggo wrote Wilkes after a CIA contractor had raised concerns about doing business with Wilkes: "I am now, have been in the past, and will continue to as long as I breath [sic] - be your partner... so what do you want me to do?"
And finally, In March, 2005, Foggo revealed to a bank loan officer that he already had a road map for cashing out. He wrote: "I plan to retire in circa 3 years... I have a big offer from a company in California...."
More details soon....