EXCLUSIVE - New York Post: State Department Has Hired 2,000 Agents With Criminal Records, Memo RevealsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 12:31
EXCLUSIVE - New York Post: State Department Has Hired 2,000 Agents With Criminal Records, Memo Reveals
By S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
Last Updated: 8:47 AM, June 13, 2013
Posted: 1:39 AM, June 13, 2013
WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals.
The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers.