A man who Barack Obama trusted as the acting Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2013 (before he was forced to leave because he altered and delayed investigations) has been indicted for stealing a variety of confidential information.
But, the question many people are asking is, ‘why?’ Why would a man catalog and compile a huge amount of confidential information concerning Homeland Security personnel? And, given the fact that every Obama official to get caught in illegal behavior has somehow escaped justice… will this be the first time someone is actually held accountable?
The Department of Justice announced the charges against Charles K. Edwards and 54-year-old Virginia resident Murali Yamazula Venkata on Friday.
The defendants are each accused of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit theft of government property, conspiracy to defraud the United States, aggravated identity theft, and theft of government property. Venkata is additionally accused of destroying records.
Per the DOJ press release:
According to the allegations in the indictment, 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 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, which contained PII.
As 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 case against Edwards immediately reminded of a time when he was accused by whistleblowers of abusing his authority and violating ethical standards.
The Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee found in April 2014 that Edwards “altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general.”
Basically, this is a corrupt and potentially evil individual who was given an extremely powerful position by the Obama administration.
How much more violations, abuses and treasonous activities were carried out under the auspices of the democrat regime?