DID SAN FRANCISCO CITY EMPLOYEES GAMBLE ONLINE ?
11th February, 2013 at 01:09:56
City Attorney's Office investigates whistle blower allegations
San Francisco city employees in two divisions have been accused by a whistle blower of internet gambling on company time, prompting an investigation by the City Attorney's office, reports the San Francisco Examiner.
The investigation will conclude soon, and it's results will be published, a city spokesman told the newspaper, noting that there were allegations that San Francisco Public Utilities Commission employees used city computers for online gambling. Both supervisors and employees have been accused of involvement.
It is unclear at the moment as to which forms of online gambling are involved. Intrastate sports betting is illegal throughout the US courtesy of interpretations of the 1961 wire act and the more recent UIGEA and, despite a plethora of new online casinos
and poker rooms now being available outside the US, payment issues inside North America have severly limited access.
The SFPUC confirmed that it and the City Attorney‚EUR‚ĄĘs Office are investigating allegations that a number of supervisors and employees in two divisions misused city resources.
Commission spokesman Tyrone Jue said Friday that the city was taking the allegations very seriously, but would not comment on the numbers of employees allegedly involved, or what discipline they would face if the investigation showed misconduct.
However, the official employee handbook warns that misuse of city resources can lead to termination of employment proceedings.
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