November 9, 2012 |
CIA Director David H. Petraeus resigned Friday and admitted to having an extramarital affair, bringing a shocking end to his brief tenure at the spy agency and highly decorated national security career. The affair came to light as part of an FBI investigation into a potential security breach involving Petraeus's e-mails, according to federal law enforcement officials and a former senior intelligence official. The investigation uncovered e-mails describing an affair between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and...
October 3, 2009
URBANA, Ill. -- Trustees at the University of Illinois have accepted the resignation of the school's president in the wake of an admissions scandal. Joseph White will officially leave his job at the end of this year. The trustees also named former university president Stanley Ikenberry as the temporary replacement for White. Ikenberry was president at the University of Illinois from 1979 through 1995. The university has been caught up in a scandal over political influence affecting which...
November 9, 2012
Here is CIA Director David H. Petraeus's resignation statement, sent to agency employees Friday afternoon: Message from the Director Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.
April 19, 2012 |
Montgomery County 's embattled planning director, Rollin Stanley, announced Thursday that he is stepping down in mid-May to take a job in another jurisdiction. Stanley told members of the Planning Board during their regularly scheduled meeting and then met with staff. He would not specify where his new job will be, saying that his new employer hopes to make a formal announcement next week. Stanley was appointed planning director in 2008. His resignation — first reported on the Web site Maryland Juice —...
June 7, 2008 |
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison announced his resignation yesterday, seeking to end a scandal stemming from the university's awarding of an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university, where in recent months faculty members have passed a resolution of no confidence in him, alumni have withdrawn millions of dollars in gifts, and students have expressed fear that their degrees...
July 29, 2009 |
Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker ended his 40-year career in law enforcement Tuesday with a short, melancholy letter to the members of his department, three days after his drunken driving arrest. "It is with a great deal of humility and remorse that I announce my retirement from the Alexandria Police Department," he wrote. ". . . Words cannot describe the pride I feel having had the opportunity to lead such a great department. " His undoing came Saturday night in Arlington, where he collided with a car,...