Ex-EPA official sentenced to 32 months for theft
by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press
December 18, 2013 01:00 PM | 327 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work — while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.

U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle sentenced John C. Beale, 65, following his guilty plea in September to stealing nearly $900,000 from the EPA in no-shows and filing bogus expenses.

Beale had been a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.

Beale agreed in his plea deal to pay $886,186 to the EPA in restitution, and forfeit another $507,207.



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