EPA’s Highest-Paid Employee and Top Expert on Climate Change Engaged in “Crime of Massive Proportions”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:01 am
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Surprisingly, his crime of massive proportions isn’t pulling this climate change scam that has cost us billions in wasted tax dollars. Just imagine how many people could be found guilty of pulling off that hoax.

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and top expert on climate change engaged in “crime of massive proportions” by pretending to be working as an undercover agent for the CIA so he could avoid doing his real job for years, according to federal prosecutors and the agency’s top investigator on the case.

In a memorandum filed days before his sentencing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prosecutors asked that John C. Beale, 65, be sent to federal prison for at least 30 months for bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, and said his “historic” lies are “offensive” to those who actually do dangerous work for the CIA.

Beale’s lawyer, while acknowledging his guilt, has asked for leniency and offered a psychological explanation for the climate expert’s bizarre tales.

“With the help of his therapist,” wrote attorney John Kern, “Mr. Beale has come to recognize that, beyond the motive of greed, his theft and deception were animated by a highly self-destructive and dysfunctional need to engage in excessively reckless, risky behavior.” Kern also said Beale was driven “to manipulate those around him through the fabrication of grandiose narratives … that are fueled by his insecurities.”

“Highly self-destructive and dysfunctional need to engage in excessively reckless, risky behavior.” Hmm, sounds like your average federal employee.

Until he retired in April after learning he was under federal investigation, Beale, an NYU grad with a masters from Princeton, was earning a salary and bonuses of $206,000 a year, making him the highest paid official at the EPA. He earned more money than Gina McCarthy, the agency’s administrator and, for years, his immediate boss, according to agency documents.

In September, Beale, who served as a “senior policy adviser” in the agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, pled guilty to defrauding the U.S. government out of nearly $900,000 since 2000. Beale perpetrated his fraud largely by failing to show up at the EPA for months at a time, including one 18-month stretch starting in June 2011 when he did “absolutely no work,” as Kern, Beale’s lawyer, acknowledged in his court filing.

Yet is anyone even suggests cutting the EPA’s massively bloated budget we hear horror stories and see photos of suppesedly endangered polar bears. Then their budget increases.

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8 Responses to “EPA’s Highest-Paid Employee and Top Expert on Climate Change Engaged in “Crime of Massive Proportions””

  1. Neo on 16/16/13 at 9:41 am

    I’m not sure which is worse: doing “absolutely no work” or actually working.
    You have to ask .. how many more like him are there in the government ?

  2. CiceroTheLatest on 16/16/13 at 9:47 am

    “Beale perpetrated his fraud largely by failing to show up at the EPA for months at a time …”

    So, doesn’t this mean he’s being punished for doing less damage than anyone else at EPA?

  3. styro on 16/16/13 at 11:22 am

    He should get an award. By not showing up for work and helping to add more regulations he saved taxpayers untold billions. I’d be all for letting fed workers stay home and get paid if we could stop adding layers upon layers of new regulations every month on US businesses and taxpayers that retard growth.

  4. Nick Shaw on 16/16/13 at 11:53 am

    A climate change “expert” caught lying about what he does.
    Who would have thought that could happen?

  5. Buffalobob on 16/16/13 at 1:01 pm

    Climate change/global warming/cooling/tornadoes/floods/fires/ brimstone/melting polar bears, all of these lies and algore is rich.

  6. don morris on 16/16/13 at 5:38 pm

    Hey, he’s in therapy! And I’ll just bet my last dollar he feels remorse, too.

    In America today, this guy’s crimes are so insignificant compared to those of his superiors,it’s almost laughable.

    Give him six month’s probation and a stern warning.