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Top Justice Department Officials Used Influence to Get Relatives Paid Internships

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Three top officials in the Justice Department played a role in getting their relatives paid paid internships, the New York Daily News reports.

Executive Office for Immigration Review Director Juan Osuna, Board of Immigration Appeals Chairman David Neal and Chief Immigration Judge Brian O’Leary each helped relatives get the jobs, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.

The officials hold the top three positions at the Justice Department agency that oversees the federal immigration court system.

The investigation four that the relatives got the jobs in the agency’s student job program between 2007 and 2010.

It wasn’t just the top officials getting their relatives jobs. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that about 16% of the 200 interns were relatives of employees between 2007 and 2010.


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Comment from Jeff C
Time November 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Ok, a few high level career bureaucrats got some of their very young relatives internships to help inspire them to become respectful and hardworking Americans in their future endeavors. 16% out of the total amount of interns is not very high. Really !! So now these career bureaucrats will never be able to recommend or suggest that one of their young relatives get a summer internship anywhere in the DOJ?? Doesn’t the IG have anything better to do then pick on these young kids .. 16% that were able to get a lucky break in life?? Jeff Car

Comment from cv60pao
Time November 11, 2014 at 12:51 am

Lucky Break or sheer nepotism ?
Why not let these students apply to any govt agency
—-lest DOJ—–to avoid even the appearance of
impropriety ?

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