41 Secret Service Employees Disciplined For Violating Privacy Laws
The Department of Homeland Security is disciplining dozens of Secret Service workers who illegally accessed a rejected job application.By Melissa Prax | May 27, 2016
Forty-one secret service employees are being disciplined after retrieving data and violating privacy laws last year.
That data related to U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's failed job application for the Secret Service from 2003, which various employees accessed about 60 times.
A report by U.S. Homeland Security said the data was accessed after Chaffetz organized an investigation into security issues — like agents drinking at work, the service's prostitution scandal in Colombia and not properly defending against trespassers.