Attorney General Eric Holder Warns DOJ Employees Against Soliciting Prostitutes

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Justice Department employees against soliciting prostitutes.

In a memo issued department-wide Friday, Holder reminded DOJ personnel that the solicitation of prostitutes is forbidden while employed with the department.

“I want to reiterate to all Department personnel, including attorneys and law enforcement officers, that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex,” Holder wrote in the memo, obtained by The Washington Post. “This rule applies at all times during an individual’s employment, including while off duty or on personal leave, and applies regardless of whether the activity is legal or tolerated in a particular jurisdiction, foreign or domestic.”

Holder notes that those employees “who violate these prohibitions will be subject to suspension or termination.” He added that the rule also applies to contractors and grant recipients.

The memo comes following a recent inspector general report that revealed Drug Enforcement Administration personnel allegedly participated in “sex parties” with prostitutes in Columbia, hired by drug cartels.


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