- 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.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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