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Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:14 AM

EPA watchdog says Trump appointees kept fired employees on payroll

Source: Politico

Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency arranged for a pair of agency employees to reap tens of thousands of dollars in salaries even after they were fired, according to a report from EPA’s Office of Inspector General.

The improper payments were directed by former chief of staff Ryan Jackson and carried out by former White House liaison Charles Munoz, and totaled almost $38,000, according to the March report obtained by POLITICO via a Freedom of Information Act request.

In addition, Munoz also received an improper raise and submitted “fraudulent timesheets” that cost EPA almost $96,000, the OIG calculated.

Federal prosecutors declined to press charges over any of the OIG’s findings, and both men have since left the agency — Jackson in February 2020 to be vice president for government and political affairs at the National Mining Association, and Munoz on Jan. 20, when the Biden administration took office.




Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/25/epa-report-fired-employees-496398

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brooklynite Jun 2021 OP
montanacowboy Jun 2021 #1
mdbl Jun 2021 #4
bottomofthehill Jun 2021 #2
ewagner Jun 2021 #6
captain queeg Jun 2021 #3
tanyev Jun 2021 #5
Cryptoad Jun 2021 #7
Marcuse Jun 2021 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:23 AM

1. Federal Prosecutors declined

to press charges

that says it all

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 07:32 AM

4. Just tells everyone it's ok to rip of the American people

so what else is new?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 12:26 AM

2. Trumps piggybank

The federal payroll.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 08:58 AM

6. Hmmmm....triggered memory of Huey Long

According to legend, Huey Long was the most corrupt Governor in LA history...he demanded from his employees/appointees a monthly deduction from their paycheck to his campaign fund or, maybe just for whatever he wanted to do with it.

He would (so they say) personally come around on payday and have his appointees/employees deposit CASH in "the deduct box"

I wouldn't find it hard to believe that Trump had a similar mechanism to gather a portion of the salaries his appointees got from their public jobs.

Trump acted like a hog with his snout in the public trough....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 03:29 AM

3. Could you imagine if they'd been Obama appointees?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 08:21 AM

5. At this point the entire GOP is just a giant shell game.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 02:34 PM

8. George Floyd allegedly passed a $20 bill.

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