Ex-US Atty Office Romance Courted Misconduct, DOJ Says

By Lauren Berg (January 4, 2022, 9:50 PM EST) — The U.S. Department of Justice’s internal investigatory arm said on Tuesday that a former U.S. attorney committed misconduct by having a romantic relationship with a subordinate.

The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General started investigating after receiving an allegation from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys that the former U.S. attorney — who is not named in the report — sent an “inappropriate” text message to a subordinate, according to the office’s one-page investigative summary.

That’s when the OIG discovered that the prosecutor had struck up an intimate relationship with a subordinate, the summary states. The office did not find evidence the…

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