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GSA awards $1 million in bonuses while under investigation

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(Bloomberg News) The General Services Administration paid more than $1 million in bonuses to employees while they were being investigated for wrongdoing by the agency’s inspector general, a U.S. lawmaker said.

The GSA made the awards to 84 individuals since 2008, according to a press release today from Senator Claire McCaskill’s office. The employees each received an average of eight bonuses.

“It doesn’t pass the smell test to be awarding huge bonuses in taxpayer dollars to officials who are being investigated, or have already been found responsible, for fraud and waste of those very taxpayer dollars,” McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, said in the statement.

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