MMS employees admit to taking gifts from oil, gas companies

Tuesday - 5/25/2010, 5:15pm EDT

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, GovExec

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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.