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Federal Employee Charged With Illegally Diverting $10 Million in Contracts

An employee formerly employed by GSA has been charged with diverting $10 million in contracts to a company in which she and her husband had a financial interest.

According to a report in the Ft. Worth Telegram, Debra Jones has been charged in Ft. Worth, Texas federal court with illegally diverting $10 million in contracts to a company in the area in which she and her husband had a financial interest.

She was an employee of the General Services Administration at the time and was allegedly diverting contracts for food preparation and serving equipment to a company doing business as Global Service Supply in 2000 and 2001.

The charge accuses Jones of "personally and substantially" using her position as a federal employee to direct GSA purchases to the company.

According to the report, the charge was issued with a grand jury indictment–a procedure which is often used when a deal has been reached with the government.