EPA Watchdog Says Agency Got In Way Of Fake-Spy Probe

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general on Wednesday criticized the agency for allegedly impeding the investigation of a former EPA official who pled guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency while posing as a CIA operative.

Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. said that the EPA's internal Office of Homeland Security got in the way of the probe, responding to a letter from deputy administrator Bob Perciasepe to Sen. David Vitter, R-La., which Elkins said misrepresented the watchdog's role in the investigation.

Elkins faulted...
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