Bush Administration Officials Rewrote Ethics Rules to Accommodate Partying
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According to the new Interior Department Inspector General (IG) report, nearly a third of the Denver Minerals Management Serviceâ€™s 55-person office â€œ received gifts and gratuities from oil and gas companies.â€ Several employees have tried to claim that they were unaware of federal ethics guidelines. However, as the IG outlines, almost all these officials had attended ethics briefings and knew the rules: