“Verizon employees snuck a peek at President-elect Barack Obama’s old cell phone records and will be reprimanded accordingly, the company said late Thursday.”

What does “reprimanded accordingly” mean? (Emphasis mine.)

“‘All employees who have accessed the account — whether authorized or not — have been put on immediate leave, with pay‘”

I’m not being critical. I’m actually glad to see a major American company heading off irony at the pass.