U.S. Treasury officials charged with soliciting prostitutes

U.S. Treasury Department
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Seems like people in the government, usually referred to as elite, think they are above the law.

Treasury Department officials have been cited for soliciting prostitutes, breaking conflict of interest rules and accept the gifts of corporate executives, according to the results of investigations of government officials.

The revelations of unethical behavior in the U.S. Treasury Department, detailed in little unnoticed documents published this month on a website governmentattic.org, which publishes agency responses to Freedom of Information Act or FOIA requests.

While it is not uncommon for departments within the executive branch to have personnel problems, it is unusual for this type of document to be made public. They provide a rare glimpse of internal probes in the U.S. Treasury Department, and exposes different episodes of misconduct.

Investigators at the Treasury Office of Inspector General or OIG, which responds to the suggestions and references within the department’s officials, found that employees had participated in unethical and perhaps criminal conduct.