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SEC's Porn-Watching Employees Earned Over $200,000 Per Year

Mar 14, 2011 – 2:38 PM
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Steven Hoffer

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It's safe to say that spending eight hours of company time watching pornography would get most workers canned.

Not so at the Securities and Exchange Commission, it seems.

New documents regarding a 2005-10 investigation into the agency's porn-surfing employees reveal that several workers were "disciplined" for downloading erotica on their SEC-issued computers but never fired.

A Freedom of Information Act request from Denver-based lawyer Kevin Evans asking the SEC to release details regarding the investigated employees has also shown that some of the distracted individuals were earning upwards of $200,000 a year.

Not bad work, if you can get it.

And just how much adult entertainment are we looking at here?

One senior attorney admitted to downloading so much porn that he exhausted his entire hard drive, forcing him to satisfy his adult entertainment habit by burning the naughty videos to CDs and DVDs that he stashed in boxes around his office.

Read more at Business Insider.

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