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Apologize before House
Under questioning by Mr. Issa, the inspector general said his office is investigating broader allegations of bribery and other improprieties between GSA staffers and those seeking to do business with the agency.
“We do have other ongoing investigations,” Mr. Miller said, “including all sorts of improprieties, including bribes, possibly kickbacks, but I’d have to check on, precisely, kickbacks.”
The GSA held at least eight pre-conference planning meetings — six of them in Las Vegas — that cost more than $130,000 all told, with charges including $48.80 breakfasts and $57.72 dinners. Mr. Gowdy said the taxpayers are “pouring generic brand cereal while you are eating a $48 breakfast.”
Ms. Johnson is the only official to resign so far, although four other top officials have been suspended. Complaining that Mr. Neely still receives a six-figure government salary, the lawmakers pressed the others to admit their actions were out of line.
“Absolutely, this conference was outrageous,” said GSA Chief of Staff Michael J. Robertson.
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