John Paczkowski

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Guess This Makes Him a Dis-Appointee

vivekkundrajpgObama appointee Vivek Kundra’s new job as chief information officer has gotten off to an inauspicious start. After just a week on the job, Kundra is taking a leave of absence following an FBI raid on the District office he previously led. Yusuf Acar, a D.C. government official who previously worked for Kundra, was arrested on bribery charges this week (affidavit). Kundra has not been implicated in the alleged wrongdoings, nor is he being investigated. But the fact that these charges have been leveled at all would seem to, you know, raise questions about his management approach. Certainly, the White House–now gun shy after the Daschle debacle–isn’t taking any chances. In a statement on the matter, the administration, which often stresses the importance of government ethics, said Kundra had been placed on leave out of “an abundance of caution.”