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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:35 AM
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Former NASA chief of staff is indicted (another Bush appointee)


Former NASA chief of staff is indicted

Courtney Stadd is accused of steering $9.6 million from an earth science appropriation to a consulting client.
Associated Press
March 7, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-nasa7-2009mar ...

Washington -- A former top NASA official has been indicted on charges of steering $9.6 million in agency funds to a consulting client.The U.S. attorney's office announced a three-count indictment on Friday against Courtney Stadd of Bethesda, Md., who had served as NASA's chief of staff and White House liaison. The indictment accuses Stadd of steering money from an earth science appropriation to Mississippi State University, which was paying him as a consultant. Stadd is also accused of lying to NASA ethics officials investigating the matter. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all three charges. NASA officials on Friday declined to comment on the indictment.

Stadd joined NASA as chief of staff in 2001 and left the agency in 2003. After leaving NASA, Stadd started a management consulting firm called Capital Solutions that specialized in advising aerospace-related clients, including Mississippi State University's GeoResources Institute, according to the indictment. Stadd returned to NASA as a consultant in 2005 to help with the transition to new NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, said Scott Pace, a George Washington University professor and Stadd's former deputy at NASA.

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woodwrite Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:06 AM
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1. So it goes......
Multiply stories and incidents like this by about one thousand in government and five thousand in corporate activity, and you will know where the money went,... or why the money was non-existent all along
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