The man behind the General Services Administration’s Las Vegas conference spending scandal was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison and a bevy of monetary fines, according to an emailed GSA inspector general statement.
Along with the jail time, Jeff Neely, the former GSA executive behind the Western Regions Conference in Las Vegas, was sentenced to three months home confinement, $8000 in restitution and $2000 in fines and probation. The prosecution was seeking a full six-month prison stay.
“This concludes our case about a GSA executive abusing his position and wasting taxpayer dollars,” GSA Acting Inspector General Robert C. Erickson said in the statement.
Neely oversaw the 2010 GSA Las Vegas conference and came under fire for spending $75,000 on a team-building exercise and thousands of dollars in commemorative coins, among other things.