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Monday, October 8, 2007

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson under investigation

Black member of Bush Cabinet under Fire!

The black man who accused Black leaders of vilifying the GOP is now being investigated.

[Photo of Secretary Alphonso Jackson]

Like most Federal agencies, It just may well be the Friends and Family Plan at HUD as well. You see, the FBI is examining HUD Secretary's ties to questionable contracts at HUD. This coming as a probe found Jackson urged favoritism in HUD Contracts.

He denies influencing selection of friend as contractor in N.O.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said Thursday he will cooperate with investigators after questions arose about how one of his friends got nearly half a million dollars for work at the Housing Authority of New Orleans, which currently is under the oversight of the federal government.

Jackson, who testified before Congress this year that he doesn't intervene in awarding contracts, acknowledged he may be under investigation in a case that involves just that.

Others connected to the case say HUD's inspector general and the FBI have seized HANO equipment and have asked questions about Jackson's possible role in HANO's hiring of Jackson's friend, South Carolina construction contractor William Hairston. Hairston's construction company was hired by HANO in January 2006 and subsequently won a no-bid "emergency" contract awarded to Hairston's construction company in July 2006. More HERE

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