Bureau staff caught out on exam cheating
Published 28/09/2010 | 05:00
A "significant number" of FBI employees cheated on an exam that tested guidelines to be followed in conducting domestic investigations, according to the Justice Department's Inspector General.
Some consulted with others while taking the exam, according to a report released yesterday. Others used or distributed answer sheets or study guides that provided test answers, or exploited a computer flaw.
The Inspector General began the review after claims three top managers in the FBI's Washington Field Office cheated.
FBI officials also expressed concern to the Inspector General that more than 200 employees finished the exam in 20 minutes or less -- even though it should have taken about 90 minutes to complete, according to the report.