… porque não há-de acreditar também que o maior especialista (pelo menos o com maior salário) da EPA* não haveria de trabalhar como agente da CIA no Afeganistão, sem nunca precisar da mínima prova?
*Environmental Protection Agency
Vejam a pérola escrita pelo especialista para justificar uma das suas viagens:
“Due to recent events that you have probably read about, I am in Pakistan,” he wrote McCarthy in a Dec. 18, 2010 email. “Got the call Thurs and left Fri. Hope to be back for Christmas ….Ho, ho, ho.”
O nível atingido:
Nor was that Beale’s only deception, according to court documents. In 2008, Beale didn’t show up at the EPA for six months, telling his boss that he was part of a special multi-agency election-year project relating to “candidate security.” He billed the government $57,000 for five trips to California that were made purely “for personal reasons,” his lawyer acknowledged. (His parents lived there.) He also claimed to be suffering from malaria that he got while serving in Vietnam. According to his lawyer’s filing, he didn’t have malaria and never served in Vietnam. He told the story to EPA officials so he could get special handicap parking at a garage near EPA headquarters.
E por fim:
Beale was caught when he “retired” very publicly but kept drawing his large salary for another year and a half.
Sullivan said he doubted Beale’s fraud could occur at any federal agency other than the EPA. “There’s a certain culture here at the EPA where the mission is the most important thing,” he said. “They don’t think like criminal investigators. They tend to be very trusting and accepting.”
Parece mesmo o tipo de organização altamente escrupulosa e profissional na qual deveremos colocar as nossas esperanças sobre como nos devemos adaptar ao boom populacional e económico das últimas décadas, não parece?
Fontes: NBC, Guardian, Business Insider.