Corrupt DOJ Obama Official Has Been Criminally Charged For Destroying Records And A Host of Other Charges
The former Obama Department of Homeland Security Inspector, General Charles Edwards, and his former aide Murali Yamazula Venkata are in a heap of trouble, they have been indicted on charges of destroying records.
Charles Edwards and his former aide were indicted on Friday, it has been alleged that Edwards and Venkata were working with others inside the IG’s office to conduct a scheme to steal confidential and proprietary software that includes sensitive information on government employees.
According to prosecutors, Edwards was going to sell the package of software as a product for his firm, Delta Business Solution to the Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Agriculture.
The press release says:
From October 2014 to April 2017, Edwards, Venkata, and others executed a scheme to defraud the U.S. government by stealing confidential and proprietary software from DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), along with sensitive government databases containing personal identifying information (PII) of DHS and USPS employees, so that Edwards’s company, Delta Business Solutions, could later sell an enhanced version of DHS-OIG’s software to the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a profit. Although Edwards had left DHS-OIG in December 2013, he continued to leverage his relationship with Venkata and other DHS-OIG employees to steal the software and the sensitive government databases.
The charges include conspiracy to commit theft of government property and to defraud the United States, theft of government property, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment also charges Venkata with the destruction of records.
“The indictment further alleges that, in addition to stealing DHS-OIG’s software and the sensitive government databases, Venkata and others also assisted Edwards by reconfiguring his laptop so that he could properly upload the stolen software and databases, provided troubleshooting support whenever Edwards required it, and helped him build a testing server at his residence with the stolen software and databases,” the Department of Justice said in a press release announcing the indictments. “As a further part of the alleged scheme, Edwards retained software developers in India for the purpose of developing his commercial alternative of DHS-OIG’s software.”
The scheme went on from 2014 to 2017, Edwards left the Department of Homeland Security in December of 2013 but used his relationship with Venkata and other employees within the office to conduct the scheme.