GSA Heads Roll over Lavish Spending Scandal

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The head of the General Services Administration has resigned over charges that the agency engaged in wasteful spending.

According to a federal report, the GSA went "over-the-top" with an $820,000 training session at a resort near Las Vegas.

They spent $136,000 on a pre-conference planning trip, and the actual conference featured a $95-per-person dinner, a mind reader, bicycle giveaways, and lavish after-hour receptions.

In response, GSA chief Martha Johnson dismissed her two top deputies and placed four other employees on administrative leave before stepping down from her post.

"I felt I must step aside as administrator so that the agency can move forward at this time with a fresh leadership team," Johnson said. "Collectively, the people of GSA now must review, repair, and rebuild."

The White House has accepted her resignation.

"On his first day in office, President Obama made clear that the people who serve in his administration are keepers of the public trust and that public service is a privilege," White House chief of staff Jack Lew said in a statement.

"He was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars," he said.

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