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8 Times The DOJ Let Bad Bureaucrats Off The Hook…

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Child Porn, Prostitution & Bribes…

Federal watchdogs refer scores of criminal misconduct cases to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution each year, but many of the alleged perpetrators never see the inside of a courtroom.

Prosecution of public corruption reached a historic low under President Barack Obama as of 2014, with 16 percent fewer federal employee corruption cases in an average year during his presidency than under former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Prosecutions of government misconduct reached a 20-year low in 2015, according to new data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

Cases involving child pornography and solicitation for prostitution were among the most perplexing recent government employee criminal investigations the DOJ declined to prosecute, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.

A DOJ spokesman declined to comment on how the department decides whether to prosecute or drop criminal cases. DOJ policy says officials consider the projected benefit to the federal government, law enforcement priorities, strength of the available evidence, the seriousness of the offense, and the deterrent value of a conviction before making a decision.

Here are some of the government officials found responsible for criminal behavior but escaped the halls of justice.

The Assistant U.S. Attorney with child pornography on his computer.

An Assistant U.S. Attorney stored adult and child pornography on a government computer, but the DOJ declined to prosecute him, according to 2011 findings by the DOJ IG. The lack of prosecution was so outrageous to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley that he demanded then-Attorney General Eric Holder investigate why the DOJ never pressed charges. More

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