D.C. Lottery boss is accused of ‘unethical behavior’

  • **FILE** Buddy Roogow, D.C. Lottery Executive Director, testifies June 29, 2011, at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)**FILE** Buddy Roogow, D.C. Lottery Executive Director, testifies June 29, 2011, at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
  • **FILE** Buddy Roogow (center), D.C. Lottery Executive Director, testifies June 29, 2011, at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. At right is Natwar M. Gandhi, D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)**FILE** Buddy Roogow (center), D.C. Lottery Executive Director, testifies June 29, 2011, at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. At right is Natwar M. Gandhi, D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)
  • **FILE** Buddy Roogow (right), D.C. Lottery Executive Director, and Irvin B. Nathan, D.C. Attorney General, make their exit June 29, 2011, following their testimony at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)**FILE** Buddy Roogow (right), D.C. Lottery Executive Director, and Irvin B. Nathan, D.C. Attorney General, make their exit June 29, 2011, following their testimony at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., before a city council hearing regarding online poker in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
  • **FILE** Bernadette "Bernie" Gietka (center), winner of the $112 million interstate Mega Millions lottery, holds her winnings check at the Maryland State House in Annapolis with Maryland Gov. Robert L. Erlich (left) and Maryland Lottery Agency Director Buddy Roogow on July 2, 2003. (Caroling Lee/The Washington Times)**FILE** Bernadette "Bernie" Gietka (center), winner of the $112 million interstate Mega Millions lottery, holds her winnings check at the Maryland State House in Annapolis with Maryland Gov. Robert L. Erlich (left) and Maryland Lottery Agency Director Buddy Roogow on July 2, 2003. (Caroling Lee/The Washington Times)

Staff members also were expected to contribute their own personal funds to conduct the fundraisers, the letter states, adding that “other employees felt intimidated to spend their personal funds to support these fundraisers.”

Former investigators from the OIO cautioned that the time lapse between the agency’s investigation and further communication from the inspector general's office is not uncommon. They also warned that in some instances, the inspector general's office specifically asks a unit like the Office of Integrity and Oversight to investigate its own agency, a practice that has drawn scrutiny and criticism for shifting investigative responsibility to entities with incentive to downplay their findings.

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