FBI Employees Recalled From Asia Amid Prostitution, Parties Probe

Several FBI employees stationed across Asia have been recalled to the U.S. while the agency investigates allegations of “parties and interactions with prostitutes,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The Justice Department’s inspector general is reportedly probing allegations that include six cities, some in South and Southeast Asia. “Upon learning of these allegations of misconduct, action was taken to reassign certain personnel to non-operational roles while the allegations are reviewed,” the FBI said. Sources told the Journal that FBI officials have been concerned about prostitution issues, as foreign intelligence services may try to “compromise agents” or other embassy personnel. The inspector general found DEA agents attended parties with prostitutes in 2015. In 2012, the Secret Service disciplined agents after they brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Colombia while prepping for President Obama’s visit to the country.