US immigration aide leaves amid claims of misconduct
September 3, 2012, 12:24 am TWN
WASHINGTON--A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees.
Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Barr's letter.