Ex-Bush aide charged with theft from Cuba group

A former aide to President George W. Bush has been charged with theft from a US government-funded center that promotes democracy in Cuba. The single count of theft of $5,000 or more from a federally aided program was filed in US District Court against Felipe E. Sixto, who resigned on March 28 from his job as special assistant to Bush for intergovernmental affairs. The charge was filed Thursday as a criminal information, which means that Sixto waived his right to have a grand jury decide if the government has enough evidence to charge him and usually also means the defendant intends to plead guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors. No date has been set for Sixto to appear before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.