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Forty-One (Yes, 41) US Secret Service Agents Disciplined for Accessing and Leaking the Personal Information of a Congressman

Forty-One (Yes, 41) US Secret Service Agents Disciplined for Accessing and Leaking the Personal Information of a Congressman

Washington (AFP)

The US authorities have disciplined 41 Secret Service personnel for improperly accessing and leaking the personal information of a congressman who had scrutinized the agency, the Department of Homeland Security said.

The announcement comes after a report in September by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General accused the Secret Service employees of accessing the personal files of Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, who has led several inquiries into alleged misconduct at the agency.

They were punished with measures ranging from a letter of reprimand to suspensions without pay for up to 45 days, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement on Thursday.

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