Thursday, April 03, 2008

Oooops ...

This just arrived in the Cranky One's inbox courtesy an alert reader:

From the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (December 2007):

William Dearman, the former Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) executive director, entered into a pretrial diversion agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, VA, and admitted to violating HUD regulations and the Virginia Public Procurement Act. Dearman circumvented procurement regulations and awarded more than $190,000 in roofing contracts without competition and then falsely certified ARHA annual contributions contracts. The pretrial diversion agreement defers Dearman's prosecution for 24 months; prohibits him from seeking or obtaining employment with any HUD-funded, -sponsored, or -administered employer for 3 years; requires him to perform 50 hours of community service; and orders him to pay the cost of prosecution.

Click here to read the story on HUD's Web site.