Skip to comments.Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds
Posted on 12/16/2013 1:45:17 PM PST by edwinland
The EPAs highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors.
Follow @NBCInvestigates John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, will be sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday. In a newly filed sentencing memo, prosecutors said that his lies were a "crime of massive proportion" that were offensive to those who actually do dangerous work for the CIA.
Beales lawyer, while acknowledging his guilt, has asked for leniency and offered a psychological explanation for the climate experts bizarre tales.
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Can anyone think of an appropriate analogy for this request??
Has anybody ever signed off on a review for this thief?
His entire career is fraudulent.
I guess he ran out of false stuff to say about Climate Change, so made up another way to defraud us.
Apparently the attorney thinks two wrongs make a right.
You ask a wonderful question.
Where do we go to get our money back?
So the highest paid guy at EPA at 206k was also their climate change expert and helped to write the Clean Air Act.
And the media is surprised that this guy was a total fraud stealing a million from the government for over a decade?
I think anyone knowledgable would think that one implies the other and should have expected this.
30 months? how about 30 years along with everyone else who knew and did nothing.
I’d give him a + if he wasn’t creating or enforcing any EPA regs.
That might even be worth the salary we paid.
Don’t show up for a year and a half and get paid any way.
nice ‘work’ if you can get it.
I say give him the death sentence for crimes against humanity.
The USAs highest ranked elected official and a leading expert on almost nothing deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to those who elected him and saying they can keep their health care and that he was working on his golf game so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors.
Barry Soeterro (aka Barack 0bama) hopefully will plead guilty before September to bilking the government out of nearly $645 million in salary and other benefits over a three year period for a website. In a newly filed memo, prosecutors said that his lies were a "crime of massive proportion" that were offensive to those who actually work.
Soeteros lawyer, while acknowledging his guilt, has asked for leniency and offered a psychological explanation for the bizarre tales.
No but I can think of some good punishment ideas.
That was my first thought too, how on earth can somebody pull that off? The must be so little oversight for this to happen, can you imagine how much fraud there must be going on in these institutions? ...it seems you’ve never “heard it all” after all, it’s nuts. ...wondering who is this mans supervisor?
Maybe he can get a job as a Presidential sign language interpreter.
0bambi has ben negotiating agreements with terrorist regimes to reduce nuclear or chemical weapon ‘emissions’. But that naïve nonsense only distracts from his domestic misdeeds.
Compared to 0bambi, Bernie Madoff and John Beale are as pure as the Pope.
30 years with only CFL bulbs in their cells.
How many little old people have died due to the inability to afford electricity to appropriately heat and cool their homes?
And how much misery and suffering trying comply with expensive and ridiculous rules because of the political machination of scoundrels?
Tar, Feathers, & Ropes. LOTS of ropes.......
Can anyone think of an appropriate analogy for this request??
Sure, Charlie Manson never hurt anyone either.
The much bigger fraud is that the EPA is trying to convince us that AGW is real! In fact, this guy is relatively harmless in the big picture, actually downright helpful since he wasnt actively involved in trying to perpetuate the multi-trillion dollar scam of AGW.
Wed be much better off if most climatologists were following his lead.
I don’t need no steeenkin’ analogy. (not being personal) I’ve said for years that most of the EPA is a fraud. Given the chance to do an audit I’m pretty sure I could prove most of the folks who “work” there are frauds because it is so easy to disprove their perennial claims of the sky falling disaster scenarios. The damage they do by making stuff up is endless and back breaking. They are as good a place as any to start cutting back feral govamint and we need a presidential candidate who is willing to say so.
Pretty much and all the “bosses”who bought his line of krap belong in the next cell for just as long. The half-assnest of this whole scene is spectacular. At least this bunch wasn’t building anything I bet my life on!
Accountability for thee and not for me...
The ONLY way to put a dent in this BS of the Fed takeover of all liberties is to defund the beast using any end every means possible. Take food stamps, go on disability, if you work for the Feds - retire early, take every tax deduction possible... at this point, why is it OK to fund a criminal enterprise?
“actually downright helpful since he wasnt actively involved in trying to perpetuate the multi-trillion dollar scam of AGW.”
I am not so sure- he was the LEADING- EXPERT!!
I am sure if us freepers went even deeper -we would find
all sorts of environmental garbage nonsensense from this guy- not showing up for a year?! telling everyone he
works for the CIA!? phantom trips (really visiting in laws and taking vacation)— I think some conservative reporter
finally took 2 minutes to investigate - and found a HUGE
pile of crap on this looooser- so they have to get rid
How much was this guy paid??!!
He is an incestuous pedophile teacher but gave good lessons to his children, teaching them how to make their bed with grass hoppers and unicorns
I feel bad for him, his boss is doing worse and yet is still president.
Indeed, Al Gore invented the Internet is like Obamacare’s you did not build this.
Indeed. Once our a$$ legislators find they have no real self sufficiency as exempt from laws such as Obamacare, maybe they will defund their govertoids looting the whole thing like termites at the foundation.
In China or the Philippines he would not make it.
Perhaps liberals need some China.
Rewarding Benedict Arnold for his years of faithful military service (in spite of his later "reversals.")????
I did a job as a helper where we had to meet some gov’t employee. Some manager type. He was never in (for three days). Finally got another guy to help us. He said the manger went to his office in the morning, turned on his computer and left. Came back at 5 pm after working his other consulting job, and turned off his computer and lights.
I didn’t believe it, but now I’m guessing it was true.
Back around 2001....my old company...a Fortune 500 company, came to hire this guy at around $100k a year for a business and government contract. The place of work was in Fairfax, VA.
Across the street was another building, with another Fortune 500 company, who did similar business.
At some point, unknown to my company...this guy was offered a contract position with the 2nd company. He accepted, but required them to accept him not showing up until 10AM in the morning. They agreed, but never grasped that he was NOT leaving his old company.
So he’d show up at work at my company...work three hours, and then shuffle off to a “break” and lunch (which was three hours). He’d show back around 1PM, work two hours....then quietly disappear for the rest of the day, while at company two....staying there until 7PM.
For roughly a year, this went on. One day...one of my companies managers was at the front of the building and observed this guy walking out and going to the second building. He asked questions. It took about three days for them to finally get around to figuring the whole scheme at that point. Both company A and B management met, and both decided at the same time to fire this guy. Both made pretty negative comments over his ethics and I’m not sure what happened to the guy after that.
Most of us who heard the story a year or two later....admired the guy for being inventive and hard-working....he was putting twelve hours a day...between two companies. The problem was that he was charging both for the same hours.
He committed one massive fraud and stole a million for his personal use, instead of sticking to his job of committing multiple massive frauds so as to aid the federal government in stealing billions and grabbing more power.
Hell, that's about enough for a noose, right there.
ALL the “climate change” experts are frauds. Should they all be jailed? That’s rhetorical.
For sure. I fired 3 employees at once for not telling me about another employee they knew was embezzling from me.
And get this...the thief filed an unemployment claim. He's lucky I didn't send him to jail.
Maybe they considered that as “a leading expert on climate change” his JOB was to commit massive fraud.
[Beale’s lawyer John Kern said, “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.]
This is an unusual defense in that Kern argues that because Beale is a psychopath it was difficult for Beale not to engage in criminal conduct.