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Former Secret Service Agent Acquitted on Bribery Charges

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Former Secret Service agent R. Patrick Caldwell was acquitted on Monday of bribery charges involving his body armor company and foreign officials, Reuters reports. Caldwell was accused of trying to bribe a foreign official during a sting where FBI agents posed as representatives of African leaders seeking to by arms.

Reuters wrote that acquittal was the Obama administration’s “latest blow” in a “sprawling case aimed at rooting out purported corruption in the arms industry.”

After 27 years with the US Secret Service, Caldwell served as chief executive officer of Protective Products of America Inc. While with the Secret Service, Caldwell was in charge of the division for the vice president’s protection, according to Reuters.

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