A high-ranking US Marshal allegedly had a tryst with a colleague at the company’s Virginia headquarters — and it could have been caught on video, in line with documents obtained by The Post.
The alleged at-work rendezvous between the 2 “senior”-ranking marshals occurred over the summer time and particulars of it emerged in a Freedom of Information Act request despatched to the Marshals Service by the Federal Managers Association.
“The more specific recent activity we seek documentation on involves serious allegations of sexual misconduct by two agency employees within the senior ranks, purportedly at the Agency’s headquarters complex (i.e. in taxpayer funded office space), that may have occurred on official time,” states the letter, referring to the Marshals headquarters in Arlington, Va.
The FMA, a nonprofit group that advocates on behalf of federal workers, together with US Marshals, additionally requested “any video or audio depiction” that the Marshals might have of the alleged sexual encounter.
“If recorded outside an office we are informed frosted glass walls would not identify the employees, negating privacy concerns,” says the group’s letter, which was obtained The Post.
The FMA stated it’s trying to suss out whether or not the federal company was truthful in disciplining executives inside the Marshals Service in comparison with rank-and-file workers, in line with the documents.
“A high number of managers across the workforce have raised as a concern the evenhandedness with which the Agency applies discipline between executives and rank and file. This particular case is being cited as an example where it may not be occurring,” representatives from the FMA wrote within the Sept. 28 request, which was later acknowledged by the company.
The alleged sexual encounter from June or July concerned two senior-level staff — one of whom was thought-about a “lower-grade employee.” Neither was named within the documents.
The FMA can also be searching for info on how one of the senior workers was granted “extended special leave” — and whether or not it was OKed after the alleged sexual encounter.
“We are most interested in understanding if the approval pre-dated the employee’s alleged sexual activity with who we understand to be a lower-grade employee also assigned to the headquarters complex,” the FMA reps wrote.
In a subsequent letter to the Marshals Service, the FMA stated they obtained info that the lovers within the alleged headquarters romp additionally traveled collectively on a piece journey to an company workplace in Louisiana — and opted to e book a resort room as an alternative of staying onsite.
“We are informed employees traveling to the … facility more often lodge onsite. In this instance we are informed the two employees instead increased costs to the taxpayers by lodging offsite in a hotel,” the FMA consultant wrote on Thursday.
Marshals spokesperson Drew Wade wouldn’t touch upon the particular allegations.
“As a federal law enforcement agency, the U.S. Marshals Service demands high standards of personal conduct from our employees,” Wade wrote in an e mail. “We take significantly any allegation of misconduct by our personnel.
“As a matter of policy, USMS does not discuss personnel matters. However, all credible allegations are investigated and appropriate disciplinary actions are taken, if warranted.”
In 2017, a senior US Marshal in Boston admitted to having sex with 9 ladies in places of work managed by the company after initially mendacity to investigators and asking the ladies to not cooperate with authorities.
The marshal was not named in a DOJ Inspector General report, however a number of sources identified him to the Boston Globe as Jon Murray — the chief deputy marshal in Massachusetts from 2011 till late 2015.