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U.S. Marshal accused of sex on government grounds, impeding investigation

A Chief Deputy United States Marshal allegedly engaged in sexual activity with multiple women on government property, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The report also states that the marshal allowed women he had sexual relationships unauthorized access to government parking.

The marshal, whose name has not been released, is further accused of trying to impede the investigation into his conduct by contacting the women involved and advising them against sharing potentially incriminating information, according to the findings in the investigative summary.  

He allegedly initially lied to the OIG about his sexual activity on government property, in addition to allowing numerous non-government employees to park their vehicles on government grounds.

The OIG summary further alleged that the marshal shared non-public information with a reporter about a “fugitive matter” and repeatedly brought his dog to work using his assigned government vehicle, which is a violation of policy.

It is unclear whether the marshal in question has been fired from his job.  As reported by CNN, U.S. Marshal Service Spokesman Drew Wade provided a statement.

“As a general policy and due to privacy laws, the U.S. Marshals Service does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions, or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy.” 

Wade noted that the U.S. Marshals Service employs over 100 chief deputies, including one at each of the service’s 94 federal judicial districts across the country.  The marshal’s employment location was not released to the public in the investigative summary.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service website, the service is “the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency” which operates as the enforcement arm of the federal courts.  Some of its areas of responsibility include judicial security, fugitive operations, asset forfeiture, prisoner operations and transportation, and the Witness Protection Program.

United States Marshals, who direct each of the 94 federal judicial districts, are presidentially appointed.

According to the summary released Monday, the OIG has concluded its investigation into the conduct of the Chief Deputy US Marshal in question and has submitted its report to the U.S. Marshal Service.

 

[Feature image: U.S Marshal Service]