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Mr. John C. Beale

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One might have thought the 2013 conviction of former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator John C. Beale would have been viewed as a teaching moment.
Beale finally was caught after defrauding taxpayers of nearly $900,00 during a decade in which he claimed lengthy absences from work were because he was working undercover for the CIA.
So, Who Sets National Policy? < News Center < PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, 27 Feb 2014 [cached]
You have probably never heard of John Beale. I had not until last November.
Beale was employed by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) from 1989 until his retirement in April 2013. For the majority of that period, he served as the OAR's Senior Advisor and, at $206,000 annually, was the EPA's highest-paid employee when he retired. He is credited with being a lead author of the reauthorization of the Clean Air Act in 1990. He led EPA delegations to climate change conferences in 2000 and 2001. He helped negotiate emission agreements with India and China.
In a memo to OAR staff on Dec. 3, 2010, McCarthy wrote, "I am pleased to let you know that John Beale will be resuming his role as the Immediate Office's lead for all of OAR's international work.
Most of you know John well as he has been a very large presence in much of OAR's work for over 20 years. In addition to lead roles in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the early implementation of the Act, the development and negotiation of the National Low Emission Vehicle Program, and the 1997 [National Ambient Air Quality Standards] review, John served as OAR's lead for international work from 1990 thru 2005. Beginning in 1999, John managed OAR's work on climate change as well as all other international work."
In addition to international work, John will continue to work on various special projects for me." She ended the memo stating, "He is supposed to be sitting in [office] 5426B of Ariel Rios North, but good luck finding him. We are keeping him well hidden so he won't get scooped away from OAR anytime soon."
Little did she know that Beale would stay hidden almost all of the next three years. In fact, he had been in hiding for almost two decades.
In December 2013, Beale pled guilty to defrauding the U.S. government out of more than $900,000 and was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison. During his employment with the EPA, Beale convinced his superiors, including McCarthy, that he was also a CIA operative whose top-secret work required him to be out of the office much of the time, including one stretch that lasted 18 months. At times Beale claimed to be on missions in Pakistan, and at others he claimed to be needed at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va.
When he traveled, he traveled well. Over an eight-year period, Beale took 33 airplane trips at a cost of $266,190. He flew first class and stayed at high-end hotels more than 70 percent of the time, often charging more than twice the government-allowed per diem.
Ironically, the retirement cruise ultimately brought Beale down.
Maybe McCarthy will allow Beale to continue to call the scientific shots for EPA.
IEC Journal: Issues: Misuse of Position [cached] reports:  A transcript of a congressional deposition of John Beale has been released.  Beale is the Environmental Protection Agency attorney sentenced to 32 months in prison for falsely claiming his workplace absences were due to a moonlighting gig at the CIA.
Beale was sentenced Dec. 18 for defrauding the government of nearly $900,000 in misreported hours that were spent on travel overseas and at his Massachusetts vacation home. The punishment: 32 months in federal prison, two years' probation, 100 hours of community service, $886,000 in restitution, and another $507,000 in forfeiture.
John C. Beale, a former EPA senior policy advisor, explained his motivations for the first time in a federal courtroom Wednesday before he was sentenced to more than 2 ½ years in prison for stealing nearly $900,000 in taxpayer funds.
Beale, 65, admitted in September that he had skipped out on work for years by telling a series of supervisors, including top officials in EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, that he was doing top-secret work for the CIA. He was paid for a total of 2 ½ years of work he did not perform since early 2000 and received about $500,000 in bonuses he did not deserve, according to his plea agreement.
Beale, 64, was charged in August with collecting nearly $900,000 in pay and bonuses for work he avoided performing at EPA. New details emerged Friday about Beale's scheme. During a 12-year period, prosecutors said, he was away from the office for at least 102 days under the guise of working for the CIA. He took five personal trips to Los Angeles for what he said was a "special research project" and charged the government $57,000 for his travel. To obtain a parking space, Beale lied to his managers about having contracted malaria while serving in Vietnam. He never served in Vietnam, according to the statement of offence Facciola summarized in court.
Mark Lowenthal, a former CIA official who is now president of the Intelligence & Security Academy, said a person who was legitimately working undercover would never have explicitly told colleagues as Beale did, "I've got secret work to do.
Over the past 12 years, John C. Beale was often away from his job as a high-level staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency. He cultivated an air of mystery and explained his lengthy absences by telling his bosses that he was doing top-secret work, including for the CIA. For years, apparently, no one checked.
Now, Beale is charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from the EPA by receiving pay and bonuses he did not deserve. He faces up to three years in prison.
Beale, 64, who was a senior policy adviser in the Office of Air and Radiation, is expected to plead guilty at a hearing scheduled for Monday at U.S. District Court in Washington.
At agency headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, Beale fostered an enigmatic image. He frequently traveled to China, South Africa and England, according to several people who worked with him. He would describe his trips and mention a lingering case of malaria. The Arlington County resident told colleagues that his stints away from the office were for "sensitive work for another agency," according to an official familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is pending.
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David Vitter, who sought an investigation of EPA hiring policies after revelations about EPA executive John Beale, who scammed the agency out of a half-million dollars in bonuses and well over two years of paid time off over a 20-year period.
Beale also continued to collect a retention bonus - that was supposed to have expired in 2003 - up until 2013.
He also received a handicapped parking spot at the EPA after saying he suffers from the lingering effects of malaria he contracted during the Vietnam War. But in reality, Beale never served there.
Gena McCarthy, Beale's supervisor in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation from 2009 to 2013, currently heads the agency.
Her staff learned in 2011 that Beale was receiving bonuses he did not earn, but she did not act against him until two years later.
Beale later praised McCarthy, saying "she's a good manager" and "one of the smartest people I've ever met."
Beale is hardly the only employee who embarrassed the EPA in recent years.
The Free Beacon reported the agency also kept on the payroll an employee who viewed pornography on the job for as much as six hours a day. He received a $120,000 salary for his work - during which he viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files - and got "performance bonuses," as well.
Although he had been banned from the building, that employee was still being paid as of September.
One might have thought the 2013 ..., 11 May 2015 [cached]
One might have thought the 2013 conviction of former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator John C. Beale would have been viewed as a teaching moment. Beale finally was caught after defrauding taxpayers of nearly $900,000 during a decade in which he claimed lengthy absences from work were because he was working undercover for the CIA. No one checked.
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