Washington, July 17 : A cache of newly disclosed documents has revealed that a now-retired human resources specialist with the U. S. Department of the Treasury met prostitutes on "three separate occasions" and used his government-issued travel card to buy hotel rooms for their rendezvous.
The documents, from the department''s internal investigations arm, which were posted online by the site governmentattic. org. was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
According to Fox News, the documents detail an array of alleged misconduct by department employees, ranging from sexual harassment to conflict-of-interest problems.
The prostitution incident, in 2010, occurred well before the highly publicized prostitution scandal involving members of the U. S. military and Secret Service in Colombia earlier this year, the report said.
According to the official investigation report, the "human resources specialist" was accused in August 2010 of using department resources "to arrange sexual encounters with women advertising on Craigslist."
The report said that the ex-employee had met them on three occasions, and had arranged to meet another prostitute in Atlanta, but ultimately broke off that encounter, paying 100 dollars as a "cancellation fee."
The investigation also found the specialist to have used government resources to view erotic sites every week and used his official email to communicate with women "offering a variety of adult/erotic services", to which he later admitted doing so.
Though the office found the employee, who worked in the federal government for 36 years, violated rules against "disgraceful conduct", the U. S. attorney''s office in D. C. declined to prosecute since the case didn''t involve "underage prostitutes or human trafficking."
The name of the employee was redacted. He retired in October 2010.
The US Treasury Department has declined to comment on the issue. (ANI)