Ex-FEMA Official Gets Probation Over Gallup Conflict

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT) -- A former Federal Emergency Management Agency official on Tuesday received two years' probation after pleading guilty to a conflict of interest stemming from whistleblower allegations that he helped Gallup Inc. negotiate a $6 million subcontract while he was being considered for employment with the polling organization.

District of Columbia federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence to Timothy W. Cannon, FEMA's former director of human capital, sparing him from incarceration. The sentence was largely in line with the government’s recommendation, which cited Cannon’s January...
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