Report: Inspector general says some lie test crime admissions not reported by intel agency

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By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in reporting procedures.

Inspector General Charles McCullough III said Tuesday that he has warned Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that intelligence agencies are inconsistent in their policies on reporting crimes divulged during polygraphs. McCullough said Clapper has agreed to review agency guidelines governing crime reporting to ensure consistency across the intelligence community.

McCullough said that in several cases, officials and lawyers for the National Reconnaissance Office failed to notify federal, state or local law enforcement officials after polygraphs of employees disclosed potential crimes, from child pornography to narcotics possession.

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