Posted: December 12, 2013 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, U.S. News | Tags: Beale, Central Intelligence Agency, Darrell Issa, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Robert Brenner
Lenny Bernstein and Ann E. Marimow report: Investigators for the Environmental Protection Agency are reviewing the activity of another high-level official in the agency’s Air and Radiation Office to determine whether to forward the case for possible prosecution, according to congressional aides briefed on the matter.
Investigators for the EPA’s inspector general’s office described the woman as a “person of interest,” according to the aides. She approved many of the lavish travel and lodging expenses run up by John C. Beale, the EPA executive who has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of nearly $900,000 in pay, bonuses and travel reimbursement while he masqueraded as a CIA agent. Beale is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.
All three of then-Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy’s deputies in the Office of Air and Radiation have come up in the investigation: Beale; Robert Brenner, a longtime friend of Beale’s who acknowledged accepting an $8,000 discount on a luxury car allegedly arranged by a lobbyist who did business with the EPA; and the woman who approved Beale’s travel.
The woman “was making the majority of the decisions and authorized the actions that enabled” the fraud, said one person briefed about the investigation, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the report had not been made public yet.
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Posted: September 5, 2013 Filed under: Crime & Corruption | Tags: Beale, David Vitter, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, John W. Kern, United States Environmental Protection Agency
The headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
Over the past 12 years, John C. Beale was often away from his job as a high-level staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency. He cultivated an air of mystery and explained his lengthy absences by telling his bosses that he was doing top-secret work, including for the CIA.
Now, Beale is charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from the EPA by receiving pay and bonuses he did not deserve. He faces up to three years in prison.
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Posted: June 5, 2013 Filed under: Economics, Mediasphere | Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Exercise equipment, General Services Administration, Landover Maryland, Secret passage, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Warehouse
…Like Avenging Bat-Men Who Have Dedicated Themselves to Goldbricking and Grabass
You know, Obama loves to praise Government Workers (e.g., his base), but Government Workers have a psychological profile, and it’s not “go getter” or “world beater.”
A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit. EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse — used for inventory storage — is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year. … “The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces created by and for the workers that included televisions, refrigerators, radios, microwaves, chairs and couches,” the IG report said. “These spaces contained personal items, including photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos.”
The EPA Administrator insists that “immediate, aggressive actions” be taken which means, per the Civil Service guidebook, “when we get to it, or thereabouts, circumstances permitting.”
Speaking of the psychological profile of the average government worker: these are people who seek security, not risk (and not hard work). I’m just curious, tangentially, about what could possibly impel risk-adverse, security-seeking, effort-avoiding Rogue Low-Level Frontline Employees in Cincinnati to make extra work for themselves and put their phony-balony jobs at risk.
A security-seeking employee only acts when his bosses tell him to.
Via The Conversation-Breitbart.com