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Two Secret Service Supervisors Cut From Obama's Detail Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

  • CHARLESTON, WV - MAY 12: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (C) is flanked by Secret Service agents and joined by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (L) while greeting supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at the Charleston Civic Center May 12, 2008 in Charleston, West Virginia.  Sen. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) continue to battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    CHARLESTON, WV - MAY 12: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (C) is flanked by Secret Service agents and joined by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (L) while greeting supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at the Charleston Civic Center May 12, 2008 in Charleston, West Virginia. Sen. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) continue to battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)  (2008 Getty Images)

  • NORTH CANTON, OH - OCTOBER 26:  A U.S. Secret Service agent looks on as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speak during a campaign rally at Hoover High School on October 26, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. With less than two weeks before election day, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Iowa and Ohio.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    NORTH CANTON, OH - OCTOBER 26: A U.S. Secret Service agent looks on as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speak during a campaign rally at Hoover High School on October 26, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. With less than two weeks before election day, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Iowa and Ohio. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

  • AURORA, CO - JULY 22:   A U.S. Secret Service agent stands on the tarmac as Air Force One taxis at Buckley Air Force Base July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. President Barack Obama traveled to Colorado to meet with first responders, family members and victims of last weekend's movie theater mass shooting. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say that James Holmes, 24, in custody after he is suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 59 during a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' last Friday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    AURORA, CO - JULY 22: A U.S. Secret Service agent stands on the tarmac as Air Force One taxis at Buckley Air Force Base July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. President Barack Obama traveled to Colorado to meet with first responders, family members and victims of last weekend's movie theater mass shooting. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say that James Holmes, 24, in custody after he is suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 59 during a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' last Friday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

A year after the U.S. Secret Service suffered a black eye following a prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia during President Barack Obama's trip there, two agency officers are under investigation and have been removed from the president's detail following allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to The Washington Post, the allegations do not appear to involve a direct breach of Obama's security, but rather sexually-related misconduct, recalling previous scandals that have cast a spotlight on the service and its traditionally male-dominated culture. Thirteen agents and officers were implicated last year after an agent argued with a prostitute over payment in a hotel hallway in Cartagena, pointing to a culture of carousing within the agency.

The latest investigation stems from an incident in the spring at the Hay-Adams Hotel, an upscale hotel steps away from the White House, involving a senior supervisor responsible for about two dozen agents in the presidential security detail. The Post reported on its website that supervisor Ignacio Zamora Jr., was allegedly discovered trying to re-enter the room of a woman he had met in the hotel's bar after accidentally leaving a bullet from his service weapon in her hotel room.

After the woman refused to let him back in, Zamora sought access from hotel staff, who notified the White House, a Secret Service review found. In the subsequent probe, investigators came across sexually suggestive emails that Zamora and another supervisor, Timothy Barraclough, had sent to a female subordinate, the newspaper reported, citing people with knowledge of the case.

Zamora has been pulled from his position, while Barraclough has been moved off the detail to a separate part of the division, people familiar with the case told the Post.

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Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan declined to comment on the review or the allegations. The Post said that lawyers for Zamora, Barraclough and the female agent declined to comment. The newspaper said its efforts to reach Zamora and Barraclough directly were unsuccessful. The Associated Press was unable to find a telephone number for either of the men in the Washington area late Wednesday.

An inspector general report, an investigation launched after the incident in Cartagena, is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to the Post.

Obama in March named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the service and restore confidence in its operations.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.