Outrageous: EPA Employee Demoted for Prison Telephone Scheme

An Environmental Protection Agency employee was demoted and reassigned in April “due to involvement in a telephone calling scheme” involving prison inmates, according to the agency’s recently released semi-annual report to Congress.

“The scheme involved using government telephone lines that gave inmates at a prison in Illinois access to EPA telephone lines in order to make personal telephone calls from prison,” the report stated. “The employee reportedly received compensation for performing this act.”

The employee was not fired for this violation.

The employee was instead demoted from a GS-12 pay scale, which ranges from at least $68,000 annually to nearly $106,000, depending on what “step” in the pay scale (1-10) the employee is at, as well as locality pay adjustment.

The employee’s salary was lowered to GS-9 levels, according to the report. That would put his annual salary at least around $47,500.

Read more at The Washington Free Beacon. By CJ Ciaramella.


  1. Why was he not immediately fired, and banned from ever getting a government job again? Government has been invaded by thieves and crooks who draw high salaries and do nothing to earn their pay, but instead scam the taxpayers and earn extra income on "company" time! Time to plug the leak in the taxpayer bucket! Is there any wonder why this country is going down the drain?

    • These Employee's of EPA Belong to the COMMUNIST PARTY USA and yes they are thieves and crooks along with being for the UN AGENDA 21 PLAN.

  2. hanginjudge says:

    What do you have to do to be fired from this corrupt agency? Murder someone?

    No that would probably result in a "pro"motion.

    There is nothing so vile as a renegade government agency. I guess the use of the words vile, renegade and government in the same sentence is a bit redundant.

  3. jetstream says:

    Undoubtedly, an EPA employee working out of Illinois…. and that alone says all that needs to be known.

  4. personal calls or were they working on Obama and Acorns behalf? Just asking? Serioiusly we need to know.
    BTW, the EPA employee should be fired, charged with grand theft and fraud, and tried in court for all crimes.

  5. gvhparkridge says:

    You believe he got demoted…you fool you…he's most likely in another department building another retirement account….when you see news from Illinois….it's a fake story to make conservatives feel good….

  6. Florida Jim says:

    No one is ever fired in government anywhere. The teachers, the federal employees, the police, firefighters, none ever get fired at worst they get sent to "rubber rooms" i New York city where thousands of removed teachers get paid daily and some run their own businesses from these "rubber rooms'.
    we have people needing firing everywhere but cowardly supervisors who kowtow to unions.

  7. jmsmaxwell says:

    You can fire a government employee, but the supervisor has to have enough intelligence to build the case
    and pursure it to the bitter end. It is a long involved and time consuming process and you get swamped
    with regulation and games being played. If the person has a "Godfather" watching out for them and it
    bet clear that you will not back down they will get ther person transfered before the process is completed.

  8. Why isn't he in prison. There must be laws be broke that can put him in prison. Misappropriation of government equipment and services also fraud I believe are against the law. I think the problem we have is all these Agencies are now headed up by Obama's friends from Chicago where gangster run the Government. Just think of the examples Obama had in Chicago. SInce 1970 half the Governors of Illinois served time. That's 4 Governors served time and a fifth one was indicted but later acquitted. That's the example that Obama has and he see's no problem with it. Obama is probably the most dishonest president we ever had. He's more dishonest than Nixon. Nixon when he saw he was fought resigned but Obama does't know how to take responsibility for his own actions. It's never his fault. The devil made him do it.

  9. Being a government employee is akin to being a tenured professor at a university; except it pays better.

  10. I hate for congress to pass new laws, however it should be made a lot easier for a gov't supervisor to be able to fire employees that are in any way unfit to continue working for the gov't. The military certainly has no problem giving a dishonorable discharge. Its time for the free loaders to get kicked off the gov't gravy wagon.

  11. Bippy Bellito says:

    This is so typical of EPA head Lisa Jackson. She pulled several type schemes in her role as Jon Corzine's right hand person while he was guv of NJ. She is a scheming, lying, conniving scumbag that should be in jail for the crimes she committed in NJ. Add tyo that her 4 years in D.C. Life Sentence.


    Indiividuals, like this, should have their names and addresses posted on the internet so that those of us who object to their conduct, have the ability to communicate with the violator of public trust.


    Union employees. Well, let me put it this way: For the most part, they aren't type A personalities. GOT IT!

  14. richard holmes says:

    The EPA motto-(We can do what ever we want. You can do what ever we tell you to do.)

  15. How about termination? This person should be lead from from the job in handcuffs and be imprisoned

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