Friday, December 19, 2008

FBI illegally paid agents for all waking hours in Iraq

What a surprise - one of our chief law enforcement agencies has been illegally paying its agents for all waking hours while in Iraq, running up massive overtime, and even shifting the work week to start on Sunday so they could collect additional Sunday pay. Agents uniformly submitted time sheets for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to collect an extra $10,000 a month. They billed for time attending cocktail parties and watching movies, among other "work". Apparently they were encouraged by FBI management to do this, and none of the money is expected to be returned.

This is an egregious example of federal employees ripping the rest of us off, but it is far from an isolated case. But because this is the federal government, and the FBI at that, absolutely nothing is going to be done about it.

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