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Government Credit Cards – Unethical Use Paid Back is OK?

Why should workers at all levels of government receive ethical training? Perhaps the following story might offer an interesting illustration.

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Government Issued Credit Cards Used Unethically

The following article, written for NBC News (May 7, 2015) by writers Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube and entitled “Pentagon Workers in Jackpot Over Casino, Strip Card Charges,” details that DOD workers “ran up more than $1 million in charges at casinos and strip clubs with their government-issued credit cards in a single year.”

Of interest, is the following quote from the article:

“The charges are against regulations on the use of government credit cards, but they did not violate any laws because they ‘did not result in the payment or loss of US taxpayer dollars,’ according to the Pentagon.”

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