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Under fire, GSA official pleads the Fifth

POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:14pm

The General Services Administration (GSA) official at the center of a scandal over lavish government spending declined to answer questions at a congressional hearing on Monday, invoking the Fifth Amendment.

“Mr. Chairman, on the advice of my counsel I respectfully decline to answer based upon my Fifth Amendment constitutionally privilege,” Jeff Neely said repeatedly in response to a string of questions from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Read more at The Hill.

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