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10/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lawmakers Unveil Interior Department Reform Bill After Sex, Drugs And Graft Scandal

U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would suspend a federal program that collects and sells oil and natural gas from energy companies drilling on federal lands until the Interior Department conducts an extensive review of its operations.

The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, which runs the royalty-in-kind program, came under fire last week after its inspector general reported that employees used illegal drugs, had sex and accepted gifts from workers at the oil companies they were hired to oversee.

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