Secret Service Agent Kills Self

A Secret Service agent who was reportedly being investigated for carrying on a long-term relationship with a foreign citizen has committed suicide, sources close to the matter told the Associated Press on Friday. The agent, Rafael Pietro, reportedly had an affair with a Mexican woman for six years, keeping the whole thing from the agency that protects the president—but a fellow employee recently came clean to the Secret Service amid the crackdown following the prostitution scandal involving 13 agents and officers in Brazil. Subject to an internal investigation, Pietro took his own life last week.