DHS Sex Scandal Widens; ICE Chief Goes on Leave
Meet Suzanne Barr, Chief of Staff at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. She’s on leave right now.
Meet Dora Schriro. She used to work at the Department of Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano. She currently oversees prisons in Michael Bloomberg’s New York.
Both Barr and Schriro are named offenders in the growing sex scandal within Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. DHS has gone from angrily denying that it has a sex scandal, to putting government workers on “voluntary” leave.
The top Homeland Security official accused of cultivating a “frat-house”-style work environment has “voluntarily placed herself on leave” amid an internal review, the department told FoxNews.com late Tuesday evening — just hours after FoxNews.com contacted the agency about new allegations against her.
The official, Suzanne Barr, is chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Two more ICE employees came forward this week to complain about “lewd” conduct inside the agency, submitting sworn affidavits that depict graphic comments made by two top officials working under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The affidavits were given as part of a discrimination and retaliation suit filed earlier this year by James T. Hayes Jr., the head of the New York office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Dora Schriro was allegedly hired and promoted because of her personal relationship with the DHS secretary.