Nurturing a toxic culture and other news
Aaron Francis Engler, an officer with the storied agency’s uniformed division, was not on duty when he was found unresponsive on a sidewalk near a popular nightlife area in downtown Miami about 7 a.m. Engler was in Miami in a support role for Obama’s trip, which included an afternoon campaign rally at the University of Miami and an evening fundraiser. His exact duties during Obama’s visit were unclear, but he was not part of the president’s personal security detail.
Edwin Donovan, a Secret Service spokesman, said the case will be turned over to the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates allegations of wrongdoing by Secret Service employees.
This is the second alcohol-related incident for the agency in the last six months. In April, 13 officers and agents were implicated in a prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of Obama’s arrival for a South American summit. (Click HERE for article)
Former U.S. Navy Seaman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography
(DoJ) – WASHINGTON – October 11, 2012 – A former U.S. Navy seaman was sentenced today to five years in prison for possessing child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
James Driver, 24, of Midland, Mich., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington in the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition to his prison term, Driver was sentenced to five years of supervised release. After Driver completes his prison term, he must register as a sex offender as a condition of release.
Following a four-day jury trial, Driver was found guilty on May 21, 2012, of one count of possessing child pornography. According to court documents and testimony presented during the trial, the case originated from a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigation into an individual, later identified as Driver, suspected of possessing and distributing child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Driver, who at the time was a U.S. Navy seaman stationed in Japan, admitted in an interview to being interested in child pornography for the past five years. (Click HERE for article)
Canadian Navy officer admits to spying for Russia
(Associated Press) – Halifax, Nova Scotia – October 10, 2012 – A former Canadian Navy intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to espionage on Wednesday was selling secrets to the Russians for about $3,000 a month.