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In its investigation the IG found other potential violations, including false certifications on a government ethics form and failure to disclose assets in Mr. Wear’s 2008 bankruptcy case in Virginia.

Investigators said he’d used his role with a GSA employees association to get about $2,000 in FedEx discounts while purchasing radio equipment from a contractor at a $695 discount.

Mr. Wear said the GSA’s employees association is a separate entity from the agency and that any member could have gotten the same discount. He said he didn’t get any price breaks on radio equipment because of his work with the government.

While Mr. Wear initially told investigators he’d disclosed all of his assets in his 2008 bankruptcy, he subsequently said he wasn’t sure if he told his attorney about an airplane he’d owned since 2002, according to the case memo.

Concealing assets in a bankruptcy case is a federal crime that carries up to five years in prison. The statute of limitations is five years, and Mr. Wear’s case ended in the fall of 2008.

Mr. Wear told The Times that he never intended to conceal any assets, blaming the “automated process” by which his assets and holdings were tallied prior to filing for bankruptcy.

In the end investigators sent all of their findings — citing 13 applicable federal laws and rules — to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

But prosecutors declined to seek criminal charges. A spokeswoman for the office would not comment on the case, nor on whether Mr. Wear was ever even under investigation.

Tim Clemente, a former FBI counterterrorism expert, questioned why prosecutors didn’t pursue the bankruptcy further, calling it a “slam dunk” case. And he wondered whether there was more to the investigation.

“I just don’t think they’d say this is nothing, let’s do something else,” Mr. Clemente said. “There are too many red flags.”

A GSA spokesman confirmed that Mr. Wear remains employed by the agency, although Mr. Wear said he’s been transferred to a position in strategic planning. Mr. Wear said he’s no longer in a security-cleared position — his clearance having been suspended but not revoked.

“While Mr. Wear remains an employee of the General Services Administration, the agency takes the issues in the inspector general’s report very seriously,” GSA spokesman Dan Cruz said earlier this month.

“Following a thorough review of the report and related documents, we consulted with the Office of the Inspector General, and we took appropriate action.”