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Official increased employee’s ‘performance award’ for providing him with cocaine.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Official increased employee’s ‘performance award’ for providing him with cocaine."


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Part of the “culture of substance abuse and promiscuity” at the Denver Minerals Management Service involved employees illegally taking drugs, often while at the office. According to the new Interior Department Inspector General’s report, Gregory Smith, Program Director of the Royalty in Kind Program, referred to cocaine as “office supplies” and rewarded his employees for obtaining it for him:


One of Smith’s subordinates also revealed that in late 2004, Smith repeatedly called her looking for cocaine — even though she had already given some to him earlier in the day. Eventually, he showed up to her house where he “obtained crystal methamphetamine” and the two “engaged in oral sex.”


Marcy Wheeler takes a look at the sexual assault perpetrated by Smith.

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