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Agency for International Development counsel resigns

The lawyers working for Gomer, a Harvard Law School classmate of President Obama’s, were told not to talk to her about her work, and the agency clammed up when we called.

Turns out Gomer was under investigation by the AID inspector general’s office over an allegation that she may have “wired” a consulting contract last May for the agency’s retiring chief financial officer, David Ostermeyer. (The contract was canceled.)

Gomer was “reassigned” on Aug. 20, our colleague Josh Hicks reports, and she resigned from the agency a couple weeks ago -- though she’ll be there through this week.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the State Department inspector general’s office conducted the investigation involving Lisa Gomer.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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