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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Climate change expert sentenced to 32 months for fraud, says lying was a 'rush'

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job.

John C. Beale’s crimes were “inexplicable” and “unbelievably egregious," said Judge Ellen Huvelle in imposing the sentence in a Washington. D.C. federal court. Beale has also agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution and forfeiture to the government.

Beale said he was ashamed of his lies about working for the CIA, a ruse that, according to court records, began in 2000 and continued until early this year.

“Why did I do this? Greed – simple greed – and I’m ashamed of that greed,” Beale told the court. He also said it was possible that he got a “rush” and a “sense of excitement" by telling people he was worked for the CIA. “It was something like an addiction,” he said.



Anonymous said...

Well Larry Hogan tells people he's a Republican.

Anonymous said...

Beale was a piece of work, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

The best sentence in this entire article that applies to all the demon rats in congress: to manipulate those around him/her/it through the fabrication grandiose narratives that are fuled by their insecurities.

Anonymous said...

6:01 right, Hogan is a POS that shouldn't have an R after his name unless of course it stands for RINO.

Anonymous said...

Can we rescind his pay ??