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Mr. John C. Beale

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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.
– EPA Senior Official Jailed for 32 Months After Fake Spy Scam | Environment News Service, 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2013 (ENS) - John C. Beale, a former employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was sentenced to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he admitted perpetrating multiple frauds under the guise of performing undercover work as a CIA agent.
"Today's sentencing closes the sordid chapter of John Beale's numerous and egregious fraudulent actions perpetrated against the federal government over a very long period of time," said EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins.
Former EPA official John C. Beale testifies before the House Government Oversight Committee, October 2, 2013 (Photo courtesy House of Representatives)
Beale, 65, of New York City, was employed by the EPA from 1989 until April 30, 2013. He was assigned to the Office of Air and Radiation, a division responsible for the development of national programs, policies and regulations designed to control air pollution and radiation exposure.
For much of his time at the EPA, Beale was a senior policy advisor with duties that included planning, policy implementation, direction, and control of EPA programs. He also attended and participated in several international conferences on air quality issues, many in foreign countries.
In August 2000, Beale was promoted to a senior-level employee, making him among the highest-paid non-elected federal government employees with an annual salary of $206, 000, including bonuses. Beale reached the level of Deputy Assistant Administrator in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, which was headed by Gina McCarthy, who now serves as EPA Administrator.
The EPA inspector general's office has concluded that top officials at the agency "enabled" Beale by failing to verify his statements and failing to examine the hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges for which the agency reimbursed Beale.
"While that chapter has ended, we have started a new one in which the Office of Inspector General is actively looking at the EPA's sloppy internal controls and management actions that enabled Mr. Beale's frauds to occur," Elkins said.
"Last week, we issued two reports related to Mr. Beale's audacious pay and travel frauds."
In 1994, Beale began falsely claiming to be a CIA agent, a lie that became the core of his scheme to justify frequent absences from the office between 2000 and 2013. Additionally, he cited malaria contracted during Army service in Vietnam - although he neither had malaria nor served in Vietnam - as the basis for obtaining subsidized parking for employees requiring special access for medical conditions.
Beale also committed travel fraud involving vouchers, lodging, first-class air accommodations and misuse of a government passport.
The frauds were discovered after Beale was honored at a retirement party in September 2011 but remained on the EPA's payroll until April 2013, when he officially retired.
Under the plea agreement, Beale paid a total of $886,186 in restitution to EPA and a forfeiture money judgment of another $507,207 to the Department of Justice.
"John Beale spent a decade telling one fantastic lie after another to steal our tax dollars," said Machen.
Through this prison sentence John Beale will pay the price for his years of deception."
According to the statement of offense, starting in approximately 2000 until June 2008, Beale took about 102 days off saying he was working with the CIA. From 2005 to 2007, Beale claimed to be working on a research project for the EPA. The statement of offense details payments of $57,235 in travel expenses for five trips to the Los Angeles area. Beale did not need to travel to California, where he visited family members, and could have done the research work at home or at his EPA office. In fact, he never produced any written work regarding the research project, which was never completed.
Starting in June 2008, Beale failed to report to the EPA offices for about six months, either claiming to be working on the research project or spending time working for "Langley. He never submitted a leave request for this time and continued to receive his EPA salary.
Between January 2010 to May 2011, Beale failed to report to work at the EPA for approximately nine days, claiming he was working with the CIA. He never submitted a leave request for these days, but was paid his salary from the EPA.
In May 2011, Beale announced that he was retiring from the EPA. In September 2011, he and two other long-term EPA employees celebrated a retirement party on a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Following the party, an EPA manager believed that Beale had actually retired, and the manager did not see him at the EPA offices afterward.
However, in November 2012, the manager discovered that Beale was still receiving a paycheck.
In or around June 2000, Beale was awarded a 25 percent retention incentive bonus for three years. The purpose of the bonus was to ensure that Beale remained with the EPA, rather than leave the federal government and seek employment elsewhere. It was supposed to expire after 2003, but Beale continued to receive it through 2013.
Beale entered a guilty plea on September 27, 2013.
Elkins' Office of Inspector General then launched audits probing a number of potential EPA systematic weaknesses that emerged during the Beale investigation: retention bonuses, the statutory annual pay limit, first-class travel, the agency's process for approval of foreign travel, the agency's vetting process for new employees, and time-and-attendance issues.
The Office of Inspector General is an independent office within the EPA that performs audits, program evaluations and investigations of the EPA and its contractors, and prevents and detects fraud, waste, and abuse.
After Beale was sentenced on Wednesday, Elkins encouraged federal employees at all levels to take Beale's "extraordinary case" as encouragement to come to the Inspector General's Office with any allegations of fraud, waste and abuse. After Beale was sentenced on Wednesday, Elkins encouraged federal employees at all levels to take Beale's "extraordinary case" as encouragement to come to the Inspector General's Office with any allegations of fraud, waste and abuse.
IEC Journal: January 2014, 1 Jan 2014 [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.
We refer, of course, to former ..., 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
We refer, of course, to former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator John C. Beale, who was sentenced to 32 months in prison for fraud last month.
For years, Beale would be absent from his Washington office for long periods at a time. Upon returning, he told co-workers he had been on secret assignments for the CIA.
Beale collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and benefits fraudulently. He even received some bonuses.
He never worked for the CIA - a fact EPA officials could have determined easily, had they bothered to check.
Beale's office, incidentally, is in charge of developing policy to prevent air pollution.
Convicted felon John Beale took ..., 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
Convicted felon John Beale took the Environment Protection Agency for a cool $900,000 in a no-show job scheme but that is just the tip of the iceberg for what this corruptocrat did to American taxpayers.
Beale, now serving 32 months for felony theft of government property at a Club Fed in Cumberland, MD, told his clueless bosses that his years-long absences were because he was a CIA agent:
"We should all question how John Beale became a senior official at the EPA and played a major role in long-lasting policy decisions while pulling off a scam I thought only Hollywood could make up," Sen.
Because Beale was instrumental in twisting the legal process to impose costly and scientifically questionable environmental regulations:
Not only did Beale, along with other cronies at the EPA impose costly new regulations, they bent the science in order to grab more power for themselves:
[...] Beale pulled data from two controversial studies-the Harvard Six Cities Study and an American Cancer Society study known as ACSII. The data was not trusted. The air advisory committee pointed out it had not been peer-reviewed, and others indicated Beale was exaggerating the findings for his desired result.
Further undermining those studies' credibility is that even now, 20 years later, EPA still refuses to release the data, despite McCarthy's promise to do so during her confirmation hearings.
The same people who aided and abetted Beale and his rogue ways are still in power and still demand the right to regulate every area of our lives.
Filed Under: Big Government, Government Corruption Tagged With: Big Government, EPA, Government Corruption, John Beale
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