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EPA Official Who Posed as a CIA Official Pleads the Fifth in Corruption Investigation

by Bryan Preston
October 1, 2013 - 1:11 pm

We’re in the very very best of hands.

    A former federal official, who has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 by impersonating a CIA officer, refused to testify before a House committee Tuesday.

    John Beale, who admitted last week to stealing salary, bonuses and other payments from the Environmental Protection Agency for more than a decade while he pretended to work for the CIA, sought protections under the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    “Mr. Beale’s betrayal of the public trust for his own personal enrichment is truly shocking in the scope, duration and sheer audacity,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the panel said. “It is amazing.”

    Beale’s story, described by Cummings as “playing James Bond,” indeed seemed suited to a Hollywood blockbuster.

    While at the EPA, Beale claimed that he was secretly working for the CIA on the side, allowing him to miss days from work, take extravagant trips and stay in posh hotels across the world.

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And now for the rest of the story - how'd he get caught?

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And now for the rest of the story - how'd he get caught?

Wasn't his boss who caught him, it was a IG audit who turned it over almost immediately.
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A former federal official, who has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 by impersonating a CIA officer...

That was just one guy, one program.

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Question is:  How the hell do you get by impersonating a CIA agent/officer?  How is that possible?

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Wasn't his boss who caught him, it was a IG audit who turned it over almost immediately.

But what were the details?  Was he caught because they questioned something like the travel expenses for his office, and the paper trail lead to his office door?

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Question is:  How the hell do you get by impersonating a CIA agent/officer?  How is that possible?
Guys are always doing that on TV shows to pick up chicks. Hey baby, did you know I'm an international spy?

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While at the EPA, Beale claimed that he was secretly working for the CIA on the side, allowing him to miss days from work, take extravagant trips and stay in posh hotels across the world.
He must have been really essential at EPA. No one noticed whenever he wasn't at work?
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