Labor Official Steps Down Amid Corruption Scandal

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A high-ranking U.S. Department of Labor official whose job was to help veterans find work has stepped down after an internal investigation found he flouted federal rules to help friends win contracts, the agency said Thursday.

Raymond Jefferson, who served as assistant secretary of labor for the Veterans' Employment and Training Service since August 2009, resigned Tuesday, prompted by a report by the department's acting inspector general that detailed a pattern of improper conduct.

According to the report, the President Barack Obama appointee pressured senior VETS...
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