GC Resignation Puts Spotlight On Ethics Concerns At USAID

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 8:33 PM EST) -- While the federal government is unlikely to prosecute the U.S. Agency for International Development's ousted general counsel in a contract-rigging probe, experts say the lightly staffed agency remains vulnerable to questions about its contracting integrity due to its heavy reliance on private companies.

USAID general counsel Lisa Gomer told the agency that she would resign effective Feb. 9, as news of an inspector general investigation into possible contract-rigging became public.

According to investigation documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and given to...
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