Daniel Powell 2 p.m., Feb. 26
CIA Official Challenging Competence of Foggo's Mistress Got Fired -- and Other Misadventures
The federal government's sentencing memorandum in the case of San Diegan Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, filed yesterday by the San Diego U.S. Attorney's office in court in Alexandria, Virginia, is full of details of his transgressions. Foggo has pleaded guilty to honest government wire fraud. He was the executive director of the C.I.A. from 2004 to 2006 -- one of the top positions at the agency. He steered contracts to his government contractor chum Brent Wilkes, with whom he had gone to high school (Hilltop), and college (SDSU). Wilkes treated Foggo to lavish meals and vacations. Foggo's favoritism cost the C.I.A. $2 million, according to the memorandum. Despite his fast rise at the agency, his supervisors considered him a "glad-hander" and a "con man," according to the memorandum. He met a woman overseas who would later become his mistress. He made sure the government kept his family overseas at government expense, while he wooed the lass. He got the C.I.A. to hire her, despite her lack of qualifications. The supervisor who pointed out these job inadequacies was fired. Foggo had relationships with multiple foreign women, says the sentencing memorandum.