WASHINGTON – Kevin Jones, 48, a former contract oversight specialist with the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), pled guilty today to a federal bribery
charge stemming from a scheme in which he provided non-public information about pending
HUD contracts to a business owner in exchange for tickets to sporting events, travel, and cash.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Nancy McNamara,
Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Reginald O.
Sessoms, Special Agent in Charge, Special Investigations Division, HUD Office of Inspector
Jones, of Laurel, Md., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The charge carries a statutory maximum of 15 years in prison and potential financial penalties.
Under federal sentencing guidelines, Jones faces a likely range of 30 to 37 months in prison and
a fine of up to $100,000. He also has agreed to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $50,302,
representing the value of the gifts that he received in the scheme.
The Honorable Randolph D. Moss scheduled sentencing for June 13, 2019.
According to a statement of offense signed as part of the plea, Jones began work at HUD
in 1999. His responsibilities included serving as the technical point of contact for certain
contracts and reviewing contractor performance. By virtue of his position, he had access to bid,
proposal, and source selection information about a number of HUD contracts.