Former DHS Acting IG Under Obama Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Defraud U.S. Government

An Obama-era bureaucrat at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing government software and databases.Charles K. Edwards schemed to steal confidential information from the government, according to a report from the Justice Department (DOJ). Edwards worked for the DHS from 2008 to 2013. He was the acting Inspector General for the department from 2011 to 2013.Edwards’ theft came after his time at the DHS. From 2015 to 2017, he stole software and confidential government data from the DHS for his company Delta Business Solutions Inc. in Maryland. This information helped Edwards’ company develop a case management system that it could sell to the government.According to Fox News, “[Edwards] resigned from the DHS OIG in 2013 amid a Senate investigation into … whether he had delayed investigations and softened reports, claims he denied.” At the time, The Washington Post reported, “Whistleblowers asserted Edwards and his top staff pushed to change findings in reports and delay investigations. Oth …

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