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April 6, 2012 7:35 AM
Man in charge of GSA scandal conference wanted it to be "over the top"
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The Washington Post reports:

The man at the center of the scandal embroiling the General Services Administration — the one who insisted that the infamous Las Vegas planning conference had to be “over the top” — was trying to supplant what previous hosts of the biennial conference had achieved.

Jeffrey E. Neely initially approved a $300,000 budget for the October 2010 conference, but later authorized spending up to about $823,000. He also traveled to Las Vegas for five of the eight agency fact-finding or “dry run” meetings held in advance of the conference in order to see whether the proposed venue would be an appropriate fit. He stayed at the M Resort Spa Casino on four of the five trips, according to information provided to congressional aides by the GSA Office of Inspector General, which published the report this week. Facebook Fark Furl
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