Inspector General suggests DOJ prosecute GSA staff

Inspector General Brian Miller recommended that the Department of Justice (DOJ) file criminal charges against General Services Administration officials that he investigated.

“We recommended criminal charges,” Miller told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today when discussing his referral of the GSA case to the Department of Justice.

Congressional investigators agreed. After Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., recommended an “indictment” for whichever GSA official “tipp[ed] off a competitor to another bid,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., agreed that Gowdy’s “outrage” reflected the “bipartisan” view of the whole committee.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, R-Md., said that the GSA’s Jeff Neely “repeatedly violat[ed] federal travel and procurement rules” and “allow[ed] his wife and other nongovernment officials to participate in these events at taxpayer expense.”

Read more at The Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential.

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