Fresh Sex Scandal Hits Secret Service
2 supervisors removed from Obama detail
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2013 12:21 AM CST
Zamora was off duty when he met the woman at the bar in Washington's Hay-Adams Hotel.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – More embarrassment for the Secret Service after last year's South American sex scandal: A supervisor who oversaw around two dozen agents in President Obama's security detail has been pulled from his position after leaving a bullet from his government-issued handgun in the hotel room of a woman he met at a bar, reports the Washington Post. When the woman refused to let Ignacio Zamora Jr. back into her room at the Hay-Adams in Washington, DC, to retrieve the bullet, he tried to force his way in and hotel workers alerted the White House about his odd behavior.

The incident resulted in a second supervisor being shifted off the president's detail when a routine investigation found sexually suggestive emails to a female subordinate from Zamora and the other supervisor on Zamora's BlackBerry, sources say. A spokesman for the agency—which promised to curb excesses after last year's scandal—declined to comment on its internal review of the incidents. "We have always maintained that the Secret Service has a professional and dedicated workforce," he said in a statement. "Periodically we have isolated incidents of misconduct, just like every organization does."

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Jeffrey P. Rush
Nov 14, 2013 7:59 AM CST
Criminality, really? Stupidity to be sure but nothing criminal here. It almost seems as if the first supervisor was set up. No defense here, but why not let him back in to the room? you just had sex with the guy.
Nov 14, 2013 4:21 AM CST
The line between law enforcement and criminality is very thin, and the two are often found within the same individuals.
Graeme Rust
Nov 14, 2013 2:51 AM CST
didn't join for the job, just the perks. hahahahah