Official, Abramoff Associate, Arrested
Corruption in DC. Who’d a thunk it?
David Hossein Safavian, the Bush administrationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s top federal procurement officer in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), was arrested yesterday based on a three-count criminal complaint filed in federal court, according to a Justice Department statement.
The government alleges that Safavian, as chief of staff at the General Services Administration (GSA), helped an unnamed lobbyist acquire GSA-controlled property in and around Washington, D.C.
The Hill: official, Abramoff associate arrested