WASHINGTON — Forty-one Secret Service employees have been disciplined for reviewing private agency records, including a failed job application, of a U.S. congressman who was leading a congressional probe of the agency.
Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson says the actions of 57 agency employees, including 11 senior officials, were reviewed and 41 were ultimately punished for accessing Rep. Jason Chaffetz's file.
Chaffetz is a Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has held several hearings to investigate missteps and scandals within the agency.
Johnson says the punishments include a letter of reprimand for one employee and suspended discipline and suspensions without pay for up to 45 days.
Johnson is not commenting on who the employees are or their ranks.