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Obama DOD Office of Inspector General Sentenced to Prison for Bribery, Defrauding Fed Government


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Have you noticed something?

Over the last few weeks, there has been a steady drip-drip-drip of indictments.

No…

These are not indictments and judgments against people from the Trump administration.

These are indictments against people from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

And the Obama administration.

Matthew LumHo was a former Defense, Justice employee in the Obama administration.

He has been sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for accepting bribes and for defrauding the federal government.

In addition to the steady drip-drip-drip of indictments, this proves that corruption has been rampant within Democrat administrations and campaigns.

More details below:

These crimes happened as early as 2012.

In other words, it took almost a decade for the corruption and crime to be exposed.

These things take time and patience.

As long as there are good people fighting for the truth, the truth will come out.

According to the US Department of Justice:

A former official of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) was sentenced today to 7.5 years in prison for accepting bribes and defrauding the government, among other crimes, in relation to a contract he oversaw at the DoD OIG.

According to court documents, Matthew K. LumHo, 47, of Fairfax Station, was employed at the DoD OIG’s Information Services Directorate. In that position, LumHo oversaw and administered a prime federal contract designed to allow federal agencies in the National Capital Region to order routine telecommunications services and equipment from one of two national telecommunications companies.

Beginning no later than 2012, LumHo solicited and accepted bribes from co-conspirator William S. Wilson, in exchange for steering what nominally was intended to be telecommunications or information technology services through the prime government contract, through an intermediary telecommunications company, to Wilson’s company. Wilson’s company received all of this business without any competition, despite its lack of any relevant experience or expertise, and despite having no employees based in or near northern Virginia, where all the work was to be performed. Wilson and LumHo disguised the bribes by falsely masking them as payroll payments to a relative of LumHo for a job that did not in fact exist, with the bribes being deposited into an account that LumHo in fact controlled.

As the scheme progressed, LumHo, who was supposed to be safeguarding the contract, knowingly authorized numerous false and fraudulent service orders through the prime contract. The false service orders typically described the items supposedly being provided to the government as specialized IT-related support services, when in fact the co-conspirators were simply buying standard, commercially available items, dramatically marking up the price, and billing the government as though it had been provided with the specialized IT-related services. LumHo and Wilson also used fraudulent service orders to conceal bribes in the form of high-end camera equipment and stereo equipment sent from Wilson to LumHo, thereby defrauding the government into to paying for the very bribes themselves.

The evidence adduced at trial further demonstrated that the co-conspirators repeatedly sought to interfere with the criminal investigation by creating false documentation, making false statements to law enforcement officials, lying on a financial disclosure form, committing perjury during sworn civil deposition testimony, and tampering or attempting to tamper with a witness. In addition, at sentencing, Senior U.S. District Judge Judge O’Grady found that LumHo had obstructed justice by committing perjury when he testified at trial.

If this had happened to someone within the Trump administration, I think we all know that this would be national news.

The media would be covering it nonstop.

Yet, there’s hardly been a peep from the mainstream media since Matthew LumHo was convicted.

So far, it appears the only major outlet reporting on this story is the Washington Post.

There’s only one issue.

Their article doesn’t explicitly mention that this man was part of the Obama administration.

I think we can all agree that if this had happened under Trump, the media would be lambasting the Trump administration for “corruption.”

Here’s how the Washington Post covered the story:

A Virginia man who is a former employee of both the Department of Defense and Department of Justice will spend over seven years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for steering government work to an unqualified subcontractor at inflated prices.

Matthew Kekoa LumHo, 47, of Fairfax Station, was convicted in a scheme to funnel telecommunications contracts from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General to a small Florida construction company. William Wilson, the company owner, bribed executives at a major firm, Level 3, to get subcontracting work, and then bribed LumHo to make sure contracts went to Level 3.

Roughly $8 million went to Wilson; prosecutors estimate that $1.5 million of that was because of LumHo’s illegal actions. Prosecutors found only about $41,000 that went to LumHo himself.

“The loss is really Mr. Wilson’s gain,” LumHo’s defense attorney Frank Salvato said at a Friday sentencing hearing in federal court in Alexandria. But Judge Liam O’Grady agreed with prosecutors that LumHo’s government role mattered more than the amount of money he received. LumHo “undermined the mission of the Inspector General — to fight waste, fraud, and abuse — from within the organization,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo.

“You were a high-level decision-maker in a sensitive position, with a high-level security clearance,” the judge said. He sentenced LumHo to 90 months in prison.

So what do you think?

Is the steady drip-drip-drip of indictments just coincidence?

Or are we building to something big?

Let us know your predictions in the comments section below!



 

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