WASHINGTON -- Jeff Neely, the regional director responsible for much of the General Services Administration’s highly controversial $823,000 conference in Las Vegas in 2010, is no longer employed by the agency, a spokesman said.
"GSA is in the process of completing its review of activities associated with the Western Regions Conference and pursuing all available avenues for appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible. Jeff Neely was placed on administrative leave based on his involvement in the WRC. As of today, he’s no longer employed with GSA,” Deputy Press Secretary Adam Elkington said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times.
Neely has been silent since the onset of congressional hearings regarding the excessive spending, invoking his 5th Amendment rights as hearing after hearing detailed his practices during his tenure as regional director.
Details of his lavish spending, which have been previously explored by the Times, include lengthy trips to southeastern Asia and Hawaii, a $2,717 private party at his hotel suite that was billed as an awards event for employees, and warnings to Neely’s supervisors pertaining to his travel practices.