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Agency confirms that SEC porn scandal resulted in zero firings

So what happens when you watch, nay, ogle copious amounts of porn while on your computer at work? Well, if you work for the Securities and Exchange Commission … absolutely nothing.

Twenty-eight employees (and five contractors) were investigated for their lewd and lascivious viewing habits, however, not one was fired.

According to Ed O’Keefe at the Federal Eye blog:

Of the employees, eight resigned and six were suspended for periods lasting one to 14 days, the inspector general, H. David Kotz, said in an letter Tuesday to Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). Five were issued formal reprimands, six were issued informal counseling or warning letters, and three are currently facing disciplinary action.

… as well as ♪ two bondage fans, and a partridge in a pear tree ♪.

The revelation comes nearly three months after The Washington Times broke the original story. According a recent AP report, those 28 employees were discovered after Kotz “conducted 33 probes of employees” over the course of the past five years. The report found that one “senior official” either spent his entire eight-hour day watching and downloading porn, or was simply investigating the wrong “troubled assets.”

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