Report finds Pentagon credit cards still being used in strip clubs

Report Finds Pentagon Credit Cards Still Being Used in Strip Clubs

One year after discovering Pentagon personnel were using work credit cards at establishments like casinos and strip clubs, the inspector general said this week there are still no safeguards in place to protect taxpayer dollars from being used for unauthorized expenses.

The IG warned these charges could have implications on national security -- blackmail is a risk if military personnel take are involved in sexual misconduct or rack up high debt.

The IG's office found last year that from July 2013 to June 2014, Pentagon personnel spent nearly $1 million at casinos and charged more than $96,000 at strip clubs.

In response to those findings, the inspector general suggested steps to prevent abuse. However, the Pentagon has reportedly still not taken those steps. As a result, the Pentagon had less money for authorized expenses

The the IG's report revealed some frustration at the suggestions being dismissed by a senior Pentagon official because the misuse only accounted for just .04% of travel card spending.

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U.S. Navy handout photo dated September 12, 2001 shows a section of the Pentagon in ruins following the September 11, 2001 attack on the building in Arlington, Virginia. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Michael W. Pendergrass/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after an airplane crashed into the U.S. military Headquarters outside of Washington in this September 11, 2001 file photo. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan and his body was recovered, President Barack Obama announced on May 1, 2011. "Justice has been done," Obama said in a dramatic, late-night White House speech announcing the death of the elusive mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the New York and Washington. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
A U.S. Army helicopter hovers before landing in front of the damaged area of the Pentagon Building September 17, 2001. Both the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City were attacked September 11 when hijacked commercial jetliners crashed into the buildings. REUTERS/Larry Downing LSD/ME
Heavy machinery works on the damaged portion of the Pentagon in Washington September 18, 2001. Pentagon officials said they have recovered 97 bodies as of yesterday and identified 11. REUTERS/William Philpott WP
Heavy machinery works on the damaged portion of the Pentagon in Washington September 19, 2001. The southwest side of the building was heavily damaged September 11 when hijacked American AIrlines 77 crashed into it. REUTERS/William Philpott WP
A policeman stands guard October 5, 2001 on the perimeter of the impact zone where a commerical struck the Pentagon on September 11. Pentagon officials showed reporters the damage to the Pentagon and reconstruction efforts which are under way today. REUTERS/Win McNamee WM
U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visit the Pentagon to view the damage the day after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
The moon rises as rescue workers continue to fight fires and inspect the damage at the Pentagon in Washington, DC 12 September 2001 after a hijacked commercial jet crashed into the building, 11 September 2001. US President George W. Bush said thousands are feared dead in the attack and earlier crashes which collapsed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Shawn THEW (Photo credit should read SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)
DATE:09/12/2001 SLUG:ME/PENTAGON CREDIT:TRACY A WOODWARD/TWP Day two photos of plane attack at Pentagon, Arlington, VA. Early morning view of damage to Pentagon. Original Filename: MEPENTA2.jpg (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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