MMS employees admit to taking gifts from oil, gas companies

Several employees of the Minerals Management Service’s Lake Charles, La., district office admitted to accepting gifts from oil and gas companies the agency regulates.

This comes from a just-released Interior Department inspector general report.

On top of this, two employees also admitted to using illegal drugs. Investigators also report that they found e-mails on an employee computer containing “inappropriate humor and pornography.”

Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief of GovExec and tells us about this breaking story.


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