More details have emerged about the extent of porn watching at work undertaken by staff over at US market regulator The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last 5 years.
According to the Associated Press, the SEC conducted 33 probes of staffers who were viewing porn at work over the last 5 years, 31 of which occurred during the two-and-a-half years of the financial crisis.
One of the agency's Washington-based attorneys was apparently spending up to 8 hours a day watching porn, and had used up all of the hard drive space on his computer by downloading explicit videos. He then started to download the smutty material onto discs, which soon began to fill up cardboard boxes which were found in his office.
An SEC spokesperson has said: 'Each of the offending employees has been disciplined, or is in the process of being disciplined. Some have already been suspended or dismissed'.
Finally, The New York Post reports that Morgan Stanley COO Sally Bednar, and husband David, an executive over at JPMorgan, had a lucky escape last week, when a fire in an nearby empty building spread and set fire to their Upper East Side town house.
The couple managed to escape to safety across the roof, with their four children, but said that they lost everything due to the blaze.
Source - Associated Press, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal