Seeking feedback on suitability review for public trust position with DOJ (specifically an Assistant US Attorney in criminal division). I think it is High Risk Public Trust. Here is my issue:
Years of deceptive behavior and pornography use including on work computer while employed by federal government (6-7 years ago). Was not caught by the government. But rampant adultery and several encounters with prostitutes. Obviously exhibiting extremely bad judgment, lack of trustworthiness, criminal behavior, and bad personal/sexual conduct.
The last visit to prostitute was 6.5yrs ago (age 25y/o), but the deceptive/reckless behavior continued for several more years. Almost three years ago, my behavior was exposed (for the first time). I have since sought help, including in-patient treatment. See counselor regularly. Have confessed ALL behavior in excruciating detail to my wife and several others (and passed two polygraphs regarding the truthfulness of my disclosures). Regularly attend support groups and am very involved in that community. I have stopped drinking alcohol (though I was not an abusive drinker–just don’t want to impair my judgment anymore). And have generally completely turned my life around. I had a slip with pornography two and half years ago, otherwise no issues.
Do I have a prayer of passing the review? I obviously will lay it all on the table. I am out of the business of hiding things. But, I have no idea whether I have disqualified myself from work in the federal government with my past behavior–particularly work as a criminal prosecutor.