Ex-US Atty Committed Misconduct With Office Romance: DOJ

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A retired U.S. attorney engaged in misconduct by having a romantic relationship with a subordinate, and the subordinate failed to disclose a spouse’s stock trades, the Justice Department’s Inspector General said Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General announced in a one-page investigative summary Tuesday that a former U.S. attorney it did not identify violated federal ethics regulations by having a romantic relationship with a “high-level, but subordinate” supervisor in the office. The U.S. attorney in question, the summary notes, retired after the...
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