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FBI brass to employees: Quit sexting naked photos

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2013

Bosses at the FBI are worried about a different kind of "undercover work."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation — which touts an agency motto of "fidelity, bravery, integrity" — is battling a sexting scandal. A newly issued report finds its workers have been involved in a "rash of sexting cases" using government-issued devices.

"We're hoping that getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors ... you can't do this stuff," said FBI Assistant Director Candice Will, in a CNN report. "When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it's for official use. It's not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress."

The report, which was distributed within FBI offices as a means of shaming employees into policy compliance, spoke of sexting instances of sending naked photos and of paying for sex in a massage parlor, CNN reports.

Between 2010 and 2012, the FBI has fired 85 employees for various disciplinary violations, CNN reports.

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