Auditor as Hero

Auditor as Hero

The Sunday NY Times article on Bobby Maxwell, auditor extraordinaire, caught my eye. Here are pieces posted on DailyKos, along with commentary.

During a 22-year career, Bobby L. Maxwell routinely won accolades and awards as one of the Interior Department’s best auditors in the nation’s oil patch, snaring promotions that eventually had him supervising a staff of 120 people.

With Mr. Maxwell at the helm, the Interior Department recovered hundreds of millions of dollars that were owed to the American people, but which the oil companies tried to avoid paying.

But midway through the first Bush term, the administration did a slight reorganization of the Interior Department. One that essentially ended oversight of the oil companies and kicked Mr. Maxwell to the curb.

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