Gov't Officials Probed About Illicit Sex, Gifts
By DINA CAPPIELLO
The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- [b]Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties improperly engaged in sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators said Wednesday.
The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having sexual relationships with _ and accepting golf and ski trips and dinners from _ oil company employees, according to three reports released Wednesday by the Interior Department's inspector general.
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