Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Climate change expert's fraud was 'crime of massive proportion,' say feds"

That's the headline, but the fraud that the federal government wants to send this guy to prison for isn't climate change claims.  From December 16, 2013 NBC News:
The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors....
“With the help of his therapist,” wrote attorney John Kern, “Mr. Beale has come to recognize that, beyond the motive of greed, his theft and deception were animated by a highly self-destructive and dysfunctional need to engage in excessively reckless, risky behavior.” Kern also said Beale was driven “to manipulate those around him through the fabrication of grandiose narratives … that are fueled by his insecurities.”
Hmmm.  Talk about an interesting example of the whole climate change fraud....

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