Bush Scandals List

146. Darleen Druyum (defense procurement scam)

From tales of the revolving door. Darleen Druyun was a principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition and management where she negotiated a sweetheart deal worth $23 billion for leasing air tankers from Boeing. She was also negotiating at the same time for an executive position at Boeing. The deal was made. She left the Air Force and took up her new position at Boeing. In a 2004 plea agreement, Druyun pled guilty to fraud and was sentenced to 9 months in a minimum security prison, 7 months of home detention, 150 hours of community service, and required to pay a $5,000 fine.

In addition, Air Force Secretary James Roche and the Air Force’s top acquisition officer, Marvin Sambur resigned at the end of 2004 due to their roles in pushing the tanker deal.

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