Colorado GSA head on leave after Vegas spending scandal

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DENVER — A Denver-based administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration is one of eight workers suspended or fired after a scandal over lavish spending using taxpayer money.

Paul Prouty the Rocky Mountain Region commissioner for the GSA’s Public Building Service is now on administrative leave for his participation in the nearly $1 million Las Vegas convention trip.

Three hundred GSA employees took part in a 2010 Las Vegas retreat which cost taxpayers $823,000 — roughly $3,000 for each of the attendees.

Expenses included clowns, mind-readers, pricey sushi and commemorative coins.

Congress has ordered hearings on the egregious spending.