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Well a new twist to the spending scandal Savannah GA say the General Services Administration.
Hundreds of thousands of -- tax dollars allegedly -- on lavish trips and fake awards ceremonies.
By the very people who are supposed to help control government costs.
Word now some of the people involved may be facing criminal charges Peter -- -- by with more on this fear.
Boom of the GSA's inspector general look at all the facts surrounding that now infamous Las Vegas conference and sent them over to the Justice Department because he thinks there might be enough for criminal charges against the 57 year old regional commissioner Jeffrey nearly who plan that -- -- 823.
Thousand dollar conference back in 2010 and nearly and his staff allegedly approved some contracts that were not competitively bid even though -- the federal law and they were for big dollar amounts 59000 dollars to an audio visual firm 121000 dollars to an outside event planner and 75000.
To a company that helped out with a bike building event but.
That's not all remember that rewards program called hats all -- good work at the GSA added up to great prizes while.
Apparently the prizes exceeded the GSA's 99 dollar limit on gifts and apparently.
Nearly took some of the roar rewards from self.
Like an iPod and a GPS systems and congressman Darrell -- -- the chairman of the house oversight committee wants nearly two coming testified this week.
-- hearings about government waste but -- his lawyer says.
He plans to plead the fifth even sending a letter to the committee asking if -- can just stay home in California and save everyone hassle but that is not gonna fly.
With ice that was said in a letter back quote.
The committee requires mr.
new -- appearance because of among other reasons the possibility.
But -- wave or not assert the privilege as to some or all questions.
And in that letter congressman -- writes that six witnesses have been invited to testify and five.
Will be appearing voluntarily the only hole that is mr.
nearly on the.
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