The Department of Justice released results of an investigation Tuesday that found four FBI officials had engaged in commercial sex with prostitutes while overseas and a fifth official had attempted to do so, putting each individual in direct violation of DOJ and FBI policies.
According to the results of the investigation, the officials “lacked candor” in failing to report their own involvement or other agents’ involvement in soliciting sex with prostitutes.
Additionally one of the officials lied to the Office of Inspector General during an interview when he denied having engaged in any sexual acts with a prostitute.
“The OIG investigation further found that five officials failed to report contact or relationships with foreign nationals, including foreign nationals from whom they procured commercial sex, in violation of FBI policies,” the OIG said in a summary of the investigation’s findings.
In addition to violating the bureau’s policies pertaining to commercial sex, one agent failed to report that he had given a foreign police officer a “package containing approximately 100 white pills.”
The report did not specify what the “white pills” were but noted the FBI official “lacked candor” when the individual denied “observing or placing pills” in a package to be delivered to a foreign officer.
In addition to the 5, a sixth FBI official was found to have committed misconduct for “failing to report suspected violations” through appropriate channels.
Of the five officials who solicited commercial sex, “two resigned, two retired, and one was removed” while the investigation was still ongoing.