An ex-Army Corps of Engineers official is sentenced in a contracting scheme of “historic proportions,” a federal judge says. Kerry F. Khan, sentenced Thursday to two decades behind bars, was a career federal bureaucrat caught inflating contracts by millions of dollars, then shaking down contractors for the proceeds. His schemes paid for a lavish lifestyle that included a real estate empire in Northern Virginia, Neiman Marcus shopping sprees and mistresses around the globe. Our colleague Ann E. Marimow has a report on the case in Friday’s Washington Post.
Summer interns at the White House often have connections that got them there. Some of the 147 college and graduate students in Washington with the Obama administration this year are a Who’s Who of well-connected young people. Our colleague Amy Argetsinger of the Reliable Source has the story.