Watchdog finds pattern of ethical misconduct among senior DOI officials
- November 23, 2021
Art Benavidez, Interior Newswire
A project dedicated to ensuring government officials follow the rules is reporting a pattern of ethical misconduct among senior members of the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), a federal watchdog, submitted a letter to Robert Anderson, DOI solicitor, reporting possible ethical violations by high-ranking officials in the Department. The group also filed ethics complaints with the DOI inspector general and submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for information about a related incident where political appointees allegedly permitted uninvited organizations to attend a Tribal consultation.