Head Of FBI’s D.C. Office Retires While Under Probe


Joseph Persichini Jr., the head of the FBI’s key field office in Washington, D.C., is retiring this month under a cloud of allegations that he violated agency rules when taking an open book exam, reports Ticklethewire.com. The Washington Post said that the Office of Professional Responsibility, which conducts ethics investigations, had recommended disciplinary action, but the appeals process had not run its course by the time Persichini announced his retirement.

The Web site reported that Persichini and two other top officials in the FBI field office may have received help on the exam from an FBI lawyer, and may have worked together, a clear violation of agency rules.

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