Apparently, making a salary of $206,000 wasn't enough to persuade this guy to actually do any work.
The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job.
John C. Beale’s crimes were “inexplicable” and “unbelievably egregious," said Judge Ellen Huvelle in imposing the sentence in a Washington. D.C. federal court. Beale has also agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution and forfeiture to the government.
Head of EPA, Gina McCarthy, was Beale's immediate supervisor for years, but evidently was preoccupied with the task of coming up with ways to punish ordinary citizens as opposed to minding her own shop.