Former HUD secretary for Bush won't face criminal charges
Alphonso Jackson, a former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will not face criminal charges, according to news reports.

Jackson was accused of trying to steer federal housing contracts to allies and friends of the Bush administration and for potentially lying to Congress about contracts. But a probe by the Department of Justice failed to turn up evidence of a crime, his lawyers said.

Jackson's Indian housing aide, Orlando J. Cabrera, resigned abruptly in January 2007 after the investigation reportedly started. Cabrera said he had been interviewed by federal investigators, prompting Jackson to label him a "snitch."

Get the Story:
Probe of former HUD secretary Alphonso Jackson said to be closed (The Washington Post 5/4)
No Charges for Ex-Head of Housing Under Bush (The New York Times 5/4)

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