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Obama's NRI InfoTech czar reinstated

india Updated: Mar 18, 2009 12:12 IST

President Barack Obama's Indian- American InfoTech czar Vivek Kundra was "reinstated" to his job at the White House on Wednesday, five days after he went on leave following FBI raids at his previous office in a corruption case related to employees working there.

White House officials said 34-year-old Kundra returned to job after it became clear that he was not "target of investigations," a media report said.

"Kundra has been informed that he is neither a subject nor a target of the investigation, and has been reinstated," Assistant White House Press Secretary Nick Shapiro was quoted as saying by the CNN.

Kundra was the Chief Technology Officer of Washington DC till early this month, when Obama picked him as his infotech czar. Two individuals, Yusuf Acar and Indian-American Sushil Bansal, were arrested by the FBI in connection with the corruption charges.

Meanwhile, a federal judge ordered continued imprisonment of Yusuf Acar, who was the acting chief security officer in DC's technology office after Kundra.

Acar is accused of defrauding the city through a sophisticated bribery and fraud scheme.

Acar was arrested along with Sushil Bansal, president and CEO of the Advances Integrated Technologies Corp and a contractor. Bansal was later released but ordered not to conduct overseas financial transactions or leave the region.