GSA Exec Axed Over Lavish Trip Reinstated With Back Pay

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A former administrator at the General Services Administration who was ousted after a scandal over exorbitant spending during a 2010 Las Vegas training conference will be reinstated and granted 19 months of back pay after being exonerated on Thursday.

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Administrative Law Judge Ronald J. Weiss ruled that the GSA had failed to prove that James Weller had any direct hand in the planning of the controversial, $822,000 four-day trip, which featured souvenir books, expensive commemorative coins, $140,000 in catered food and...
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