Housing Secretary Goes Home

Housing Secretary Goes Home

US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigned to spend more quality time with his lawyers. He will leave office April 18th.

A Federal Grand Jury and the FBI have been investigating questionable HUD contracting practices for two years, and the HUD Inspector General also reported irregularities. Several lucrative HUD contracts were awarded to corporations which hired the secretary’s wife, Marcia (pictured with Mr. Jackson, above) as a consultant. There have been allegations of cronyism and rejection of contracts bidders solely on partisan political grounds.

Mrs. Jackson was appointed to the Commission on Presidential Scholars by Mrs. Laura Bush.

The president accepted Mr. Jackson’s resignation “with regret.”

Housing Secretary Goes Home

Top photo: washingtonlife.com
Bottom image: Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license. Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

One Response to “Housing Secretary Goes Home”

  1. Shrink to Fit « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] appointment to replace Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alfonso Jackson. Mr. Jackson resigned so that he and his wife Marcia could spend more quality time with their attorneys prior to their […]

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