Former USAID Exec Penalized For Contract Rigging

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT) -- The former chief financial officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development will pay the government a $30,000 penalty to settle allegations that he participated in a contract-rigging scheme designed to secure him an adviser position with the agency after retirement, according to the Department of Justice. 

David Ostermeyer, who retired from his position as USAID's CFO in 2012, allegedly helped the agency draft a contract solicitation for a senior advisor — a position for which Ostermeyer intended to apply after he retired. In an effort to...
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