So say you’re employed as a Federal Air Marshal by the TSA, and you’re on assignment in Europe busy hunting down all those “bad guys.” What do you do in your spare time? Perhaps catch a movie. Maybe throw back a couple of cold ones with colleagues. And, oh yeah, film sex scenes with prostitutes on your government issued, i.e., taxpayer paid for, phone.
You can’t make this stuff up.
From the Intercept:
Two federal air marshals have been suspended without pay after allegedly using their government phones to film and share their sex acts with a prostitute while on assignment in Europe, The Intercept has learned.
Four employees based in different locations and divisions within the Transportation Security Administration told The Intercept that supervisors throughout the Federal Air Marshal Service and its parent agency, TSA, were casually briefing staff about the incident on Wednesday in anticipation of the news becoming public. None of these employees were authorized to speak to the media because the investigation by TSA’s Office of Inspections and Office of Professional Responsibility is ongoing, and a criminal investigation is considered likely.
The two air marshals, based in Chicago, allegedly used their government-issued phones to record their own sexual encounters with a prostitute and then shared them using their personal email accounts, which they had connected to their work phones, according to TSA, government and law enforcement sources.
“TSA demands the highest standards of integrity and professionalism from its employees. When criminal behavior or misconduct is substantiated, TSA holds its employees appropriately accountable,” said TSA spokesman Mike England.
That’s a joke, right?
Those improper behaviors are also expected to include a scheme that was run out of TSA’s Mission Operations Center that involved some air marshals agreeing to have sex with someone in charge of scheduling missions in order to get placed on flights to destinations of their choosing.
Apparently, this is how the government “protects you” from terrorists.
Let’s not forget this recent gem: Big Brother Idiocy – TSA Spent $160 Million on Naked Body Scanners that Fail 96% of the Time
Of course, it’s not just the TSA. Recall: