Ex-EPA Official's Theft Revealed To Senate Panel

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works heard testimony on Monday from government investigators examining the audacious crimes of a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official who has copped to stealing nearly $900,000 in government funds.

EPA inspector general Arthur A. Elkins Jr. and assistant inspector general Patrick Sullivan outlined the sustained deceptions that allowed John Beale to pocket hundreds of thousands in undeserved salary, benefits and bonuses over two decades. His lies, which went largely unchallenged until 2012, included bogus claims that...
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