GSA Scandal in Perspective: Lavish spending at USPS

Azeezaly Jaffer, the former vice president for public affairs and communications at the U.S. Postal Service, found himself in hot water after an inspector general report listed more than $46,000 in questionable spending and allegations of sexual harassment and other improper conduct, according to a USA Today report.

Jaffer’s profligate spending included more than $8,200 at a hotel suite and nearly $3,500 on a steak dinner.

According to The Washington Post, Jaffer resigned 11 days after the IG’s report was released in June 2006, although he was still able to take a two-month paid vacation that summer. Following the revelations of Jaffer’s profligate spending, USPS issued new expense guidelines, directing employees not to spend more than $50 per person for dinner.

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