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Look back -- -- scandal today over big spending big spending.
And your tax dollars remember this guy -- you forget him right former GSA administrator Jeff nearly living large.
At a Las Vegas conference for government workers used in that.
And your dime -- now there's a force our general William -- ward he's under investigation by the army for international trips he took his head.
And the US Africa command Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to decide his fate soon Shannon Bream is live from Washington with more -- -- senate government wide you know there's been a crackdown on lavish spending and this time the focus is on a top military man.
Four star general William kip ward head of the military's US Africa command.
Here's how he described the assignment months ago.
The continent of Africa is important to global security to our security.
To stability of the world.
Defense officials confirm an investigation into -- spending practices has been going on for seventeen months.
An inspector general for the Defense Department is apparently completed the investigation we are working on getting a copy but here's what we know so far.
According to a defense official word stands accused of -- hundreds of thousands of dollars of government dollars on on -- -- travel and hotels if proven true.
The conduct could have a significant impact on -- to rank and retirement pay.
-- stepped down as head of the Africa command in march of 2011 even had a retirement tight ceremony with all the bells and whistles last year.
But didn't actually retire because of this ongoing investigation.
At the time army spokesman George Wright said quote as a rule a general officer may not retire until these matters are finalized.
On and off the record number of personnel who served alongside general -- have signed his praises including this quote from retired air force general -- Walt.
-- kid has had a stellar record and did a superb job in his role as Africa com.
This unfortunate incident will -- what has previously been an example of diversity at its best in our military.
Ultimately Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is the one who will make the decision regarding general war it's rank that -- expected by the end of this month Jenna.
And look forward to those details about what exactly that spending went to you gotta be really interesting to find out -- and thank you.
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