washingtonpost.com on December 12, 2011 reported that an attorney for a high-ranking Department of Defense employee charged with taking a bribe to steer federal contracts for work in Afghanistan to a contractor says he’s set to plead guilty. Desi Deandre Wade’s attorney Ebony Ameen said her client intends to change his plea at a Dec. 21 hearing but declined further comment. Wade was the department’s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services in Afghanistan. He was arrested in August after prosecutors said he took $95,000 from a contractor at the Fire-Rescue International Conference in Atlanta.
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