FBI agents stole $7.8 million from taxpayers
MSNBC reports that FBI agents posted to Iraq received $7.8 million in overtime and pay that they weren’t entitled to, an average of $45,000 per employee between 2003–2007. They claimed the pay for, inter alia, doing watching movies, exercising, and attending parties.
One employee defended the fact that he claimed pay for the time he spent doing laundry, “When you’re in that environment, anything you do to survive is work for the FBI.” It must be nice to work for that agency when you can do immoral things and get away with it. Just about all the agents posted to Iraq claimed 8 hours of overtime per day, every day, for the three months they were there. There’a a term for that sort of behavior: stealing.