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

(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."

Zamora was off duty when he met the woman at the bar in Washington's Hay-Adams Hotel.
Zamora was off duty when he met the woman at the bar in Washington's Hay-Adams Hotel.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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