The FBI is conducting an investigation into allegations of improper conduct by brokers stationed in Asia, CBS Information has realized. The FBI stated in a press release Thursday that upon studying of the allegations “motion was taken to reassign sure personnel to non-operational roles whereas the allegations are reviewed.”
“All FBI workers are held to the best requirements of conduct, and allegations in opposition to any worker are taken very critically,” the FBI stated in a press release.
The Justice Division’s inspector common is conducting the investigation.
The Wall Avenue Journal first reported in regards to the allegations. In response to the Journal, the improper conduct contains partying and interactions with prostitutes. Prostitution is authorized in some Asian international locations, however folks acquainted with the matter instructed the Journal that there are issues about overseas intelligence providers making an attempt to compromise brokers or different U.S. embassy personnel.
In 2015, adiscovered that a number of brokers from the Drug Enforcement Company stationed in Colombia engaged in “intercourse events” with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.
By means of a collection of interviews performed in 2009 and 2010, the DEA’s Workplace of Skilled Accountability realized from Colombian cops that a number of brokers had solicited prostitutes and engaged in different misconduct.
“The overseas officer allegedly organized ‘intercourse events’ with prostitutes funded by the native drug cartels for these DEA brokers at their government-leased quarters, over a interval of a number of years,” the report says. “Though a few of the DEA brokers taking part in these events denied it, the knowledge within the case file prompt they need to have identified the prostitutes in attendance had been paid with cartel funds.”
The 2015 report additionally discovered that the overseas officer claims to have offered safety for the brokers’ weapons and property throughout the events, which occurred in government-leased quarters.
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