|Above, the USS Arizona Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It does seem that there's nothing sacred these days.
The News & Observer reported:
HONOLULU - A National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations, U.S. Department of Interior investigators said Wednesday.
The gifts included a $50 jacket and golf course green fees valued at about $85, the department's inspector general said in a three-paragraph summary of their report on the case.
Investigators didn't release their full report for privacy reasons and because it contained law enforcement information.
The report says the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii declined to prosecute.
Investigators launched their probe after hearing a Park Service employee may have had improper relationships with tour operators to whom he distributed memorial tickets. The report didn't identify the employee or say when he received the gifts.
That's certainly a very good way to mess up one's career and lose a job.
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