Vitter Demands Probe Into EPA Theft Allegations

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT) -- A high-ranking Republican senator asked the inspector general of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to mount an investigation into how an agency employee was purportedly able to make off with nearly $900,000 in unearned salary, benefits and bonuses.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., pushed the agency’s watchdog to look into how former deputy assistant administrator John C. Beale was able to allegedly swipe $886,186 from the government over the course of 13 years, saying the incident raises “serious questions” about conditions within the agency that...
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