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Central Figure in GSA Waste Case Pleads the Fifth

by Associated Press posted Apr 16 2012 4:12PM
  WASHINGTON (AP) - The central figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal has asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing. 
     Jeffrey Neely had been placed on leave as a regional executive in Western states earlier. On Monday, he was called before the House Oversight Committee. 
     Neely, who could face a criminal investigation, was largely responsible for an $823,000 Las Vegas conference in 2010. Three other congressional committees are investigating the conference and a culture of overspending by the agency. 
     The conference was the subject of a highly critical report by GSA inspector general Brian Miller. Taxpayers picked up the tab for a clown, a mind-reader, bicycles for a team-building exercise, parties and what Neely called a pre-conference scouting trip. 
     GSA is in charge of federal buildings and supplies. 
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04/16/2012 4:11PM
Central Figure in GSA Waste Case Pleads the Fifth
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