The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was caught bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade.
He told his bosses that he REALLY worked for the CIA, and frequently took months long sabbaticals, claiming he was on missions and task forces in the war on terror. He then used his EPA accounts to pay for the first class air tickets and stays in luxury hotels. The EPA paid all of the expenses without question.
He even got a handicapped parking spot by claiming he had complications from malaria that he caught while serving in Vietnam. He never had malaria and never served in Vietnam.
He was only caught when he told his boss and coworkers that he was retiring, and stopped coming to work. They even threw him a retirement party. Six months later, his boss noticed he was still on the payroll and inquired. Had that not happened, one wonders if he would have EVER been caught.
You have to read the whole thing in order to believe the incompetence of the supervisors. Good to know our taxes are being so well spent.
Jonathan H · June 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm
I wouldn't necessarily say the leaders are crooks – but they are definitely incompetent, and are not following the government rules on oversight of travel.
I have heard of people that have had dealings with EPA armed agents and have been told that they are arrogant idiots.
I feel that the only agencies allowed to have armed personnel should be those with primary law enforcement duties (e.g. FBI, Marshalls, Secret Service) and all other agencies should have to borrow agents as needed – armed agents have too much power to be supervised by people that don't know what they are dealing with or can do.
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