Guilty Plea for Ex-Gov't Official From Infamous Resort Bathtub Photo
Greta Van Susteren reported tonight that a former senior government executive at the center of the 2010 General Services Administration conference scandal pleaded guilty to fraud.
The one-time acting regional administrator for GSA, Jeffrey E. Neely, acknowledged in court that he submitted a claim for casino lodging that wasn't truly for business.
A review by the inspector general found that Neely organized the lavish conference that cost $800,000 for 300 employees, Van Susteren reported.
Neely admitted that he obstructed justice by submitting false documents and certified them as true during GSA's investigation. He also admitted that he failed to claim annual leave on certain dates, which resulted in agency losses.
The 59-year-old man faces up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 at his scheduled sentencing in June.
Martha Johnson, the former GSA administrator, resigned after the scandal emerged. Two other top deputies were fired.
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