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41 Secret Service Employees to Be Disciplined Over Chaffetz File Leak
Agents accessed GOP member's personal records in apparent retribution

Potentially embarrassing information about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz was leaked by Secret Service employees last year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Forty-one Secret Service employees will be disciplined over leaking private information about Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz  in apparent retribution for a House investigation of the agency last year.  

The employees face a range of sanctions, from a reprimand to suspension without pay, according to a statement Thursday from Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson. One individual found to have disclosed the Utah Republican's information to The Washington Post has resigned.