Claude A. Allen, who resigned last month as President Bush's top domestic policy adviser, was arrested this week in Montgomery County for allegedly swindling Target and Hecht's stores out of more than $5,000 in a refund scheme, police said.
The former aide, Claude A. Allen, 45, was President Bush's top domestic policy adviser until resigning last month. Known as a rising conservative star, he previously served as deputy secretary of the Health and Human Services Department
He, Like Safavian, actually resigned prior to the arrest, but in both cases it is clear the pending arrest drove the resignations.
Allen was the point man on many Bush domestic polices; ending legal abortion, requiring school prayer, and abstinence education. He was also the White House lead on the Katrina Response.
Claude A. Allen