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August 21, 2014

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Resigned: The fast fall of a Washington career after a Las Vegas scandal

The Washington Post profiles Martha Johnson, who resigned in April 2012 as head of the General Services Administration:

"This is a story about taking the fall in Washington and what happens when the news cycle moves on. When power evaporates and you’re just a 61-year-old without a job.

"In October 2010, the GSA hosted a training conference near Las Vegas that cost $823,000 for 300 GSA employees — and rang up all sorts of federal contracting violations. Officials made eight site visits to pick a hotel. Some received swag like custom GSA blackjack dealer vests and commemorative coins. The sushi tab was $7,000. They hired a mind reader."

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