Do we really need to remind government workers not to hire prostitutes? Apparently, the Department of Justice thinks its necessary.
The head of the Justice Department has warned US employees, including agents that work for the FBI and DEA (counter-narcotics) they could not hire the services of prostitutes.
The decision comes on the heels of a scandal of federal agents who participated in orgies with prostitutes, organized by Latin American drug cartels.
It was also noted that government staff can not hire sex workers, even in countries or regions where such activity is legal or tolerated, and that those who violate this rule may be “punished or fired.”
Gianfrancesco Genoso said that the US Attorney General, Eric Holder said to pay for prostitutes “threatens the central task” of the department, as it can lead to extortion and blackmail and support for human trafficking.
Even though sex trade is legal in certain countries, Department officials “are prohibited from soliciting, seek or accept the sex trade,” Holder said in a memo.
The note was addressed to the more than 100,000 employees of the Department of Justice, including the FBI and numerous police forces often working with foreign governments.