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April 23rd, 2010
05:20 PM ET

Report: SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

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As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, according to an agency report obtained by CNN.

"During the past five years, the SEC OIG (Office of Inspector General) substantiated that 33 SEC employees and or contractors violated Commission rules and policies, as well as the government-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct, by viewing pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive images using government computer resources and official time," said a summary of the investigation by the inspector general's office.

More than half of the workers made between $99,000 and $223,000. All the cases took place over the past five years.

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  1. Mary

    I am disgusted at those @ the SEC who sat watching porn instead of doing their job. Why are they employed? Who oversees them?

    April 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm |