New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations At The Department Of The Interior

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Pacific Standard

The initial revelation that Williams met with his former employer while in office ultimately led a government watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center, to file a formal ethics complaint against him in February this year, alleging that he violated federal ethics rules. "Williams' closed meeting with AFP's vice president, his former employer, illustrates the pattern of Interior officials routinely disregarding ethics rules to give privileged access to their former employers and clients," says Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group that filed the ethics complaint against Williams and his colleagues earlier this year. "As more information is revealed about the level of influence that these former employers and clients seem to have over senior members at Interior, it's clear why the inspector general found it necessary to open an investigation."

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