GSA Has History of Corruption

The lavish Vegas party thrown by General Services Administration official Jeff Neely may be the highest-profile scandal at the agency, but it’s far from the first. According to reports by the agency’s inspector general, GSA employees have skimmed millions of dollars off their agency’s budget. Between 2008 and 2010, a government contractor and her husband netted almost $300,000 by taking GSA credit cards from the motor pool and using them to sell fuel at a discount. Several other GSA employees awarded government contracts in return for kickbacks. In the biggest case, inflated technology contracts cost the government tens of millions of dollars.