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GSA Official Breaks Into a Literal Run to Escape Reporters After Pleading the Fifth During Hearing


Jeffrey Neely, a GSA official who allegedly helped spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a lavish "training conference" in Las Vegas in 2010, was caught by Fox cameras literally running away from reporters after leaving his hearing Monday.

(Related: GSA Saga Continues: Photos Show Official Enjoying Elaborate Pre-Conference Trip (With Wine and Spa Tub Shot!))

To each of the questions he was asked by a reporter, Neely responded "no comment," which, Business Insider notes, is almost identical to how he responded to questions during the trial.

To each of Rep. Darrell Issa's inquiries, Neely reportedly said: "On the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer based upon my fifth amendment constitutional privilege."

Finally, Issa remarked that he was "uniquely positioned to help the committee understand," and, "To that end I must consider again to ask you to answer the questions."

Neely declined, continuing to plead the fifth.



It hasn't been a great day for Neely, as photos of him sipping what appears to be wine in a luxurious "spa bathtub" at the training conference were leaked, coinciding with the trial.

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