Friday, January 22, 2010

It's YOUR Money. So Gumminters Spend It!

The WaTimes has a long-ish article on travel-expense fraud by FedGummint types. Example?

At the National Science Foundation (NSF), one senior manager extended trips and initiated travel "to facilitate his relationships with female companions, one of whom is an NSF employee," according to an internal inspector general's memo on the case. The trips included meetings in faraway destinations such as Tokyo, Vancouver and Paris.

When asked by investigators whether it was appropriate to consider a woman's presence in Vancouver when deciding whether to speak at workshop there, documents show the official responded, "Yeah, why not?"

One good reason 'why not' would be prison-time. But that's not what happens.

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