Jailed EPA Brass Says Agency Trust Triggered CIA Spy Ruse

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 7:43 PM EST) -- Testimony released Wednesday from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official who stole nearly $900,000 in pay and benefits by posing as a CIA agent reveals a shrewd operator who fooled the government by relying on scientific bona fides and a story that was nearly impossible to verify.

Speaking before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in October, former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator John C. Beale said he spent more than a decade securing the trust and respect of employees across the agency from...
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