John Beale is a piece of monkey crap. You should be able to know that from the look on his face.
Photo: Screengrab C Span.
Beale was hired as the deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation partially because he served honorably in Vietnam. Turns out he never served, but no one bothered to check his references out on his resume. His department is inside the EPA. A department that most American's never heard of but one that spends billions of their dollars. The EPA costs us 8.34 billion in 2013 but will drop to 8.15 billion in 2014. Some of that savings is coming because piece of monkey crap is going to jail.
Four days ago POMC pled guilty to stealing $900,000 from us. For more than a decade POMC has been paid for a 5 day work week but only worked 4. He did this by telling his bosses at the EPA that on Fridays he worked for the CIA. Just that simple? Yup just that simple. Inspector General Arthur Elkins said Beale was able to get away with the fraud for so long because of "an absence of even basic internal controls at the EPA." That's an absence of basic sense. If you tell your boss you are suddenly working for the CIA on Fridays, and he doesn't say "tell me how this came about", then you work for a clown. And if the clown wasn't working in government his boss would have asked why did we have to hire temp to work on Fridays. But because it's not their money and their budget is so bloated that hiring extra people wasn't a problem. Neither was paying extra for POMC to fly first class. He told his bosses that he always had to fly first class due to a back injury. Did they ask for even a forged note from Juan Epstein's mother?
Nope. Just said OK. One trip to London would have cost $1000 but we taxpayers paid an extra 13 thousand so POMC could ride in comfort. A trip that he never had to take as you'll soon discover, with a back injury that never existed.
POMC would have gotten away with the 3 day weekend scam which he started enjoying back in 2000 and ran through 2008, if he didn't start getting more greedy. In 08 he told bosses that the CIA needed him to do research on a project...for 6 months! He took the rest of the year off and we paid for that. He also started telling his bosses that the CIA needed him to go on trips but the EPA needed to buy his tickets. We flew him all over the world in first class! He was finally caught after one of his jealous co workers told investigators she thought POMC being a special agent for the CIA was a crock.
Today we find out that POMC pleading guilty doesn't mean he has to cooperate with authorities to help stop fraud. He told Darryl Issa at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee "I will be asserting my Fifth Amendment privilege this morning". His lawyer told the panel that his plea agreement which will only send him to jail for a maximum of 37 months, did not require him to cooperate with lawmakers. Of course POMC is required to reimburse the money he stole, but he'll probably just tell them that he already did and they'll believe him. This is one guy who ripped us off for over a decade and would have never been caught if a jealous co worker hadn't called authorities to check out his crap. How many more are in there? References never checked, excuses never checked, no one being held accountable. When ever a liberal says we need to pay more taxes so the government can help more people, show them the story of POMC John Beale and demand we hold our government accountable for the trillions we already send them!