WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog says one current and two former officials at Interpol in Washington used their leadership positions to benefit family members and acquaintances.
In a report issued Wednesday, the inspector general's office found that high-ranking officials at the agency — a Justice Department office that is the U.S. point of contact for the international law-enforcement body — had used their positions to help get internships for people they knew.
It found that the agency's executive officer, Warren Lewis, helped his son get a contract job and gave preferential treatment to three people he knew of through family connections. Lewis did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The inspector general's office said it was referring its findings to the deputy attorney general for possible disciplinary action.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.