| December 17, 2013
E.P.A. fraud discovery leaves government investigator “stunned”
It took Patrick Sullivan, assistant inspector general for investigations at the E.P.A., just one week to uncover a million dollar fraud overlooked by the government agency for over a decade. John Beale, at one point the E.P.A’s highest paid employee, convinced the E.P.A he was working overseas as an agent for the CIA when in fact for almost two years he was “riding his bicycle, reading books and working around his house,” in Northern Virginia.