Skip to comments.Photos Show GSA Official Enjoying Wine/Soak in Spa Tub at M Hotel During “Pre-Conference” Meeting
Posted on 04/16/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf
The government official on the frontlines of the scandal involving a wasteful government conference, U.S. General Services Administration regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely, will invoke his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination, his lawyer Preston Burton tells ABC News.
He wont comment on the $822,751 conference, many of the expenditures for which the GSA Inspector General called excessive and wasteful. He wont comment on the bizarre awards ceremony, or the commemorative coins, the mind-reader/motivational speaker.
Mr. Neely bares a bit more in a photo collection on his wifes Google+ page. There visitors can see photos of Neely staying in a luxurious suite at the M Resort Spa & Casino in November 2009, during one of the eight scouting and off-site pre-conference meetings to prepare for the October 2010 conference.
The eight pre-conference trips alone cost the government $130,000, according to the GSA Inspector Generals investigation of the 2010 conference. Inspector General Brian Miller has referred his case to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation.
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I don't know what I'm more shocked by... Democrats livin large on someone else's money? Or the fact that ABC is actually COVERING IT?
Nevermind, Issa is on the case...Nothing will come of it.
“I don’t know what I’m more shocked by... Democrats livin large on someone else’s money? Or the fact that ABC is actually COVERING IT?”
They’ve managed to decouple it from Obama. Obama is taking very little damage from this. Eventually, the spin will be:
Obama cleans up the GSA, a mess left to him by Bush.
Trogolytes like you, who oppose necessary and proper government spending are secretly supporting thinly veiled Social Darwinism. There is a razor thin line between denying Mr. Neely wine bath spas and packing people you deem inferior into cattle cars bound for the camps.
Don’t you dare try to deny it!
What were those comments Obama made about CEOs and planes? Oh yeah, and those trips to Vegas? I told my Dad yesterday, what does everyone expect with these scandals? We have spent 50 years teaching that morality (cheating, lying etc..) do not matter.
- Bluto Blutarsky
I think they realize that if a social revolution does happen after Obama has used the “diversion” media - it is the actual news reporters that will be hanged as conspirators!
I think they don’t want Obama digging into their pockets...most of those big names make millions...FOX included...I guess they are rethinking their so-called support for the Big O!
Boiling in oil is too good for him.
After the GSA and Secret Service scandals, this is a great time for Obama to joke he goes to foreign summits to scout vacation spots.
Imagine how a statement like this would be treated by the media had a REPUBLICAN uttered it?
Not even thinly veiled...
Does this picture make me look gay?
I’ve been trying to figure out what would make me “happy” regarding punishment for these folks who are living large on taxpayer money. Repayment? Absolutely. Jail time? Absolutely. Still not enough, though. What I have finally settled on that would give me some measure of ‘satisfaction’ is a publicly televised caning.
LOL, well don’t know about that, but it makes me look like a pig, swilling at the trough of tax payers money. Dear God and Obama has blamed CEO’s for lavish bonuses. Clean up your own backyard before lecturing the business world Barack.
“Does this picture make me look gay?”
No, but there are two glasses of wine, one “happy fella” in the picture. Question. Why is he happy, and where is the other occupant?
Which I guess answers question 1.
Anyone wonder why the SS was setup in Brazil?
Issa is about the same as Judicial Watch. Toothless.
Whatever happened to using public money for personal use as theft?? I heard a federal prosecutor claim such fraud, waste, and abuse wasn’t illegal.
“What I have finally settled on that would give me some measure of satisfaction is a publicly televised caning.”
This kind of waste is destroying our country. It is TREASON, and I think it deserves a public hanging on the national mall and televised. It will never happen of course - but that is what SHOULD happen. What will happen is that we will all be hanging once the Chinese take over.
Gotta launder the SEIU pay somehow...
That would work for me, too.
Make him stay in the hot tub an entire year. He can’t get out for any reason. He must eat three full meals a day.
Notice some of the LIBS comments!! Trying to blame this on Bush. . .yawn.
I may not be popular for saying this, but I think that CEO's don't get paid enough.
I'd love to see more direct compensation to executives, and less in the form of stock options. I think that would encourage long term strategic thinking, rather than short-term tactical thinking at the executive level.
But, more to the point, if the economy is great, and the company is successful, then it's the CEO's fault. Likewise, if America elects an idiot president and a government that immediately and unconstitutionally implements a wealth redistribution policy and the business tanks along with the economy ...... then it's the CEO's fault.
Additionally, by definition, there are only 500 people in the world who are Fortune 500 CEO's. How many people would be overqualified to handle this government wonk's job? There probably are 500 right now, just surfing FR, nevermind looking any further.
Unless you are referring to a different incident, the recent news story occurred in Cartagena, Colombia.
government corruption of this magnitude calls for execution...preferably hanging in the public square as an example and warning to others
Clairee Belcher: All gay men have track lightin’. And all gay men are named Mark, Rick, or Steve.
I’m betting Mark was taking the picture, Rick is the bathing beauty’s middle name and Steve, who’s waiting at home, gave him the necklace.
Give me a break I wuz public edjukated. Colombia, Brazil, whats the difference? It’s Booshes fault anyway.
Is this guy career or political?
"Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples (wine-soaks). I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples/wine-soak hot tub baths (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk/wine and eat those apples/soak in those hot tubs."
Someone else suggested public hanging (post 19) & that works for me, too.
How bout this........tattoo THIEF on their foreheads.
That's some serious prep work.
I mentioned last year (maybe two) that the SSA are clients and saw the bid for there 300 people “conference” that bill was over 750,000.
No one seemed to care then.
I hope someone is checking this guy’s government travel card expenses at the M against any room food and beverage comps he received for gambling there. Vegas Boondoggle aside, receiving personal comps for reimbursable travel expenses is outright fraud and this guy is just arrogant enough to have engaged in it.
So they pi$$ed some money away... what else is new?
(The dude looked totally gay in that picture btw.)
We the People have allowed our employees to forget for whom they work....
"O-o-o-o, Brucie, that felt good. Come back in and let's do it again."
"Golly, wait'll my boss, GSA Director Martha, sees me
wet and wild in the hot tub. I'll get that $9000 raise for sure."
Funny how proud Mr. Neely was of how he used a goat herd to save taxpayer money. Check out slides #11 and #12 at http://www.njit.edu/ptac/docs/GSASept_2010_1_.pdf