The office of Washington DC’s chief technology officer has been raided by FBI agents, reports the Politico.
But this isn’t just a local story. Vivek Kundra, who served in the position until February 4, was last week appointed the first ever Federal Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration.
An FBI spokeswoman told Politico that the search was part of an “ongoing investigation.” And a separate source told the site that the FBI had sent all staffers at the office, aside from senior executives, home for the day.
The White House declined to comment to Politico.
We’ll keep you posted on this.
Late Update: It looks like Kundra may not be the focus of the probe after all. The Washington Post reports that an employee in the office, Yusuf Acar, who serves as the information systems security officer for the city, has been arrested as part of a federal bribery sting.
A spokesman for the US Attorneys office said the case is “is under seal.”