Oh, and they’re buying sex in massage parlors and lying about stuff, too. This must make the Secret Service feel less lonely. I’m wondering, maybe we should ban guns–for all federal employees.

FBI battling ‘rash of sexting’ among its employees

To deter misconduct, the FBI sends its employees reports that detail sexting and other transgressions by FBI employees.

It sounds like the plot of a bad movie: bugging your boss’ office. Sending naked photos around to co-workers. Sexting in the office. Paying for sex in a massage parlor.
But it all happened in the federal agency whose motto is “fidelity, bravery, integrity” — the FBI.

These lurid details are outlined in confidential internal disciplinary reports obtained by CNN that were issued to FBI employees as a way to deter misconduct.

The FBI hopes these quarterly reports will stem what its assistant director called a “rash of sexting cases” involving employees who are using their government-issued devices to send lurid texts and nude photos.

“We’re hoping (that) getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors … you can’t do this stuff,” FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN this week. “When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it’s for official use. It’s not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress. That is not why we provide you an FBI BlackBerry.”

While the vast majority of the FBI’s 36,000 employees act professionally, the disciplinary reports issued by the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility show serious misconduct has continued for years.

From 2010 to 2012, the FBI disciplined 1,045 employees for a variety of violations, according to the agency. Eighty-five were fired.

The internal reports over the last year don’t specify job titles, names or the location of the employees. Yet, they provide exact details of their misdeeds:

– One employee engaged in a “romantic relationship with former boyfriend (now husband) knowing he was a drug/user dealer. Employee also lied under oath when questioned during the administrative inquiry about her husband’s activities.”
– Another FBI worker “hid a recording device in supervisor’s office. In addition, without authorization, employee made copies of supervisor’s negative comments about employee that employee located by conducting an unauthorized search of the supervisor’s office and briefcase.” It said the employee “lied to investigators during (the) course of the administrative inquiry.”
– An FBI supervisor “repeatedly committed check fraud and lacked candor under oath.”
– One employee “was involved in a domestic dispute at mistress’ apartment, requiring police intervention. Employee was drunk and uncooperative with police” and “refused to relinquish his weapon, making it necessary for the officers to physically subdue him, take the loaded weapon and place employee in handcuffs.”
– In other cases, an employee was charged with DUI for the second time, one used a lost or stolen credit card to buy gas, and another was caught in a child pornography sting operation, according to the internal reports.

More FBI employees were disciplined for their transgressions, including one woman who — according to the reports — “used (a) personal cell phone to send nude photographs of herself to other employees” which “adversely affected the daily activities of several squads.” Another FBI worker e-mailed a “nude photograph of herself to ex-boyfriend’s wife.” Both employees received 10-day suspensions.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Has Petraeus, Domenici, Billy Jeff, Spitzer or Wiener et al been contacted for comment?

    Partly the result of no Congressional Ethics oversight, IMHO. When you see the politicians that you work for, get away with shady financial deals and practices, and hear the constant liberal refrain of its private, it doesn’t affect his/her job performance, that doesn’t encourage a disciplined approach.

  2. Kitten says:

    Wow, sounds like the agents are under a lot of stress. They’re just acting out. Kinda like a child (to your point, Alain) who doesn’t get enough attention or discipline from Mom & Dad.

  3. ancientwrrior says:

    Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity. Damned, That’s what FBI means? I always thought it meant Federal Bureau of Incineration!

  4. midget says:

    So this is what Moral Relativism has given us.Elliot Ness would be so ashamed, not to mention God.

  5. dennisl59 says:

    J.Edgar is spinning in his grave…

    posted 2/22 230pm Texas[Lane Bryant]Time

  6. Dave says:

    Everything seems to be corrupted these days and I mean everything. This comes from something missing on the inside of individuals. The lack of faith in God on the inside makes an individual act on whatever thought drops into their mind. This tends to make people become heartless,meciless,and ruthless.

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