DEA Chief Retires Over Handling of Sex Scandal

A week after being criticized for not getting rid of agents who admitted to participating in a sex party paid for by Colombian drug cartels, Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart retired Tuesday, NBC News reported. Leonhart, who headed the DEA since 2007, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week that she did not have the authority to fire the agents, who had been suspended for less than two weeks. The committee released a bipartisan statement of no confidence. The White House declined to defend Leonhart last week, calling the accusations against the agents "troubling."

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