Federal Agency Spending Is Questioned
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the federal agency that oversees supplies, transportation and office space for the federal government has resigned following reports of lavish spending at a Nevada training conference in 2010.
Martha Johnson, who led the General Services Administration, has submitted her resignation as the agency's inspector general prepares to release a report on the training conference outside Las Vegas.
The Washington Post reports that organizers spent $835,000 on the event, which was attended by 300 employees.
Some of the expenses included $3,200 for a mind reader, $6,300 on a commemorative coin set and $75,000 on a training exercise to build a bicycle.
White House chief of staff Jack Lew says the White House "acted quickly to determine who was responsible for such a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars."
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