GSA official in 2011 e-mail: Conference organizer's reprimand a 'slap on the wrist'


The administration’s original response to the General Services Administration’s lavish $822,000 conference was merely a “slap on the wrist,” a senior agency official wrote in July 2011. Top GSA administrators were aware of the 2010 conference and its lavish spending, but Jeff Neely, who organized the conference, was only suspended early in April.

At the end of 2011 — long after the White House knew about the troubled conference — Neely received a $9,000 bonus.

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  1. Why haven’t these 8 or so GSA managers on paid administrative leave been summarily fired? Afterwards, they can be criminally prosecuted.

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