Jimmy May[B]erry, former special assistant to the Associate Director of Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) at the Department of Interior's (DOI) Minerals Management Service (MMS), pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the conflict of interest law on July 30, 2008.
M[I]lton Dial, the former deputy Associate Director of MRM, pleaded guilty to a felony violation of post government employment restrictions by helping design and award contracts that benefited him after his retirement on September 15, 2008.
Despite the DOI Inspector General's findings that former Royalty-In-Kind Director Gre[G] Smith had gross conflicts of interest, the Department of Justice again declines to prosecute.
D[O]nald C. Howard, a former MMS official that supervised oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico, pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting improper gifts from a contractor and lying about it to his supervisors.
Damn, still missing two letters before I can win the the lava lamp. But mostly, I'd be happy if DoJ would call out the [G].
-- Mandy Smithberger