WASHINGTON -- A member of the president’s Secret Service protective detail, who was being investigated for having an unreported romantic relationship with a foreign national, was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement sources.
The official cause of Rafael Prieto’s death is still pending.
The investigation had led to the suspension of his access to Secret Service facilities, according to sources familiar with the case.
The Secret Service does not believe that Prieto passed any sensitive or classified information to the Mexican woman, according to a senior law enforcement official. Instead, Prieto was in the midst of an “administrative process” related to his ongoing relationship, the source said.
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