Las Vegas Spending Scandal Leads GSA Chief To Step Down

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT) -- Following the release of reports Monday detailing lavish spending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference for employees of the U.S. General Services Administration, the agency's head fired two senior leaders and offered her own resignation.

GSA administrator Martha Johnson resigned from her post after the agency's inspector general found that spending at the GSA Public Buildings Service's Western Regions Conference in October 2010 was excessive, wasteful and in many instances did not follow federal procurement laws.

In addition to removing two senior political appointed members of staff, Johnson placed four regional commissioners on administrative leave.

"GSA will review potential further disciplinary...

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