VA's 'Wasteful' Conference Spending Fells Deputy Chief

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT) -- An internal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report on two training conferences found Monday that the agency wasted $762,000, triggering the resignation of VA Chief Human Capital Officer John Sepulveda.

Sepulveda allegedly lied to the Office of the Inspector General about his role in approving a $50,000 motivational video shown at the conferences. The $50,000 film, which spoofed the movie “Patton,” became a target for Republicans already fired up about federal conference spending in the wake of an April spending scandal at the U.S. General Services...
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