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Long term ongoing investigation of EPA warehouse (Secret Man Caves Found in EPA Warehouse)
www.govexec.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Eric Katz

Posted on 06/05/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT by kimtom

Edited on 06/05/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Updated: The actual May 31, 2013 report covering the long-term investigation is found here:

Early Warning Report: Main EPA Headquarters Warehouse in Landover, Maryland, Requires Immediate EPA Attention

Some of the actual photos from the investigation





Blogger's excerpted version found below:


A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit.

EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse -- used for inventory storage -- is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year.

The EPA has issued a stop work order to Apex Logistics LLC, the responsible contractor, ensuring the company’s workers no longer have access to the site -- EPA security officials escorted contractor personnel off the premises on May 17 -- and ending all payments on the contract.

Since awarding the contract in May 2007, EPA has paid Apex Logistics about $5.3 million, most of which went to labor costs. Conditions at the facility “raise questions about time charges made by warehouse employees under the contract,” the report said.

“The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces created by and for the workers that included televisions, refrigerators, radios, microwaves, chairs and couches,” the IG report said. “These spaces contained personal items, including photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos.”

The agency has completed an inventory of the warehouse’s contents and segregated all ........


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: apexlogistics; corruption; epa; fraud; governmentwaste; gsa; landover; maryland; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT by kimtom
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To: kimtom

This is so hilarious I almost hate to bust these guys.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT by InMemoriam (Have a seat over there, Mr. Mohammed. Aisha, go play on your swingset, honey.)
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To: kimtom
The government consists of predatory looters, running an extortion racket. They squeeze money out of the productive class, skim off a good chunk for their own debauchery, and use the rest to buy votes from the non-productive class.

We aren't going to reform this system. It can't be done. Find a lamp post and get busy.

3 posted on 06/05/2013 10:12:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: kimtom; onyx; penelopesire; SE Mom; MinuteGal

Hmmm? Wonder how many lived there rent free?


4 posted on 06/05/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No wonder The Mob is having trouble competing...


5 posted on 06/05/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by abb
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To: kimtom

photos here
http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2013/20130531-13-P-0272.pdf


6 posted on 06/05/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kimtom

Government to the rescue again.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 10:15:33 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks for the link!!!


8 posted on 06/05/2013 10:19:21 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

It was called living “na levo” in the old USSR. Roughly translates as “on the side” or “under the table.” We have become that which we once opposed.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 10:19:58 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: RummyChick

Anyone growing mushrooms or pot in there?


10 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: abb

“the mob” need government corruption to exist.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kimtom

Sounds like the plot of a movie starring Vince Vaughn and Seann William Scott.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 10:23:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RummyChick
"EPA management confirmed they had not visited the warehouse before the Office of Inspector General briefed the agency over concerns with poor oversight of the storage facility"
13 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:01 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: kimtom

Oh yeah, blame the contractor. SOMEBODY had to create the work order, purchase order, etc. This IS the GSA, after all.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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Oh yeah, blame the contractor. SOMEBODY had to create the work order, purchase order, etc. This IS the GSA, after all.

Specifications too. This took time.

15 posted on 06/05/2013 10:28:20 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: kimtom

Now let’s talk about what they were storing and why.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 10:29:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Carry_Okie

probably 8A too


17 posted on 06/05/2013 10:30:45 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: hoosiermama

Man caves or boyz town. ;)


18 posted on 06/05/2013 10:31:23 AM PDT by maggief
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To: kimtom

I heard one of the SOB’s was even using the Ark of the Covenant as a coffee table!


19 posted on 06/05/2013 10:32:07 AM PDT by Carlucci
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Good grief, this activity isn’t new and isn’t confined to contractors. V.A. employees used to use the hospital boiler rooms and electrical closets in the same way. I stumbled into boxes stacked floor to ceiling hiding sofas (complete with pillows an blankets), TVs, nudie magazines and coolers on lots of occasions. I also once opened an electrical closet and surprised a doctor and nurse in the middle of...well, you know. I politely said “Excuse me”, and patiently waited in the hall outside the closet to wait for their hasty exit.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 10:36:16 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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