Sex, Drugs Abounded In Govt. Drilling Program: Study

Law360, New York (September 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Department of Interior workers who selected bids and handled millions of dollars worth of oil and gas leases repeatedly accepted gifts, used drugs and alcohol and had sexual relationships with industry executives, an internal audit has found.

Believing that they were exempt from federal government ethics standards because of their “unique” role, many of the 19 current and former Minerals Management Service employees took part in “a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity” that included inappropriate relations with oil and gas company representatives, U.S. Inspector...
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