The Secret Service is dealing with another case of sexual misconduct involving agents assigned to protect the president, a little more than 18 months after a South American prostitution scandal tarnished the agency's reputation.
This time, two agents assigned to President Barack Obama's protective detail are the subject of an investigation amid allegations of misconduct involving sexually suggestive emails sent to a female subordinate. The alleged misconduct does not appear to involve a breach of Obama's security.
The Washington Post first reported the investigation. Ignacio Zamora Jr., a supervisor on the presidential detail, was initially investigated after a bullet from his gun was found in a local hotel room. A subsequent investigation uncovered the emails between Zamora, supervisor Timothy Barraclough and an unnamed female subordinate.
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