2 federal workers indicted on fraud, conspiracy charges

May 26, 2000|By Rafael Alvarez | Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF

A pair of federal employees from Anne Arundel County were indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges yesterday along with a former U.S. Treasury Department official in a case involving money flowing through Treasury's Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture.

The Maryland U.S. attorney's office said yesterday that Crofton resident Clifford Quinn, 44, a senior analyst at EOAF, and Christopher Beisler, 31, of Severna Park were indicted.

The grand jury also returned an eight-count felony indictment against Jan P. Blanton, 49, chief of EOAF, an agency that receives about $250 million each year from currency and property seized in criminal investigations.

Lynne A. Battaglia, the U.S. attorney for Maryland, said Blanton is charged with soliciting bribes and illegally steering federal contracts related to EOAF work to Quinn, who runs a company.

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