Federal agents raided the home of a former National Archives and Records Administration employee after watchdogs said the agency is leaving itself vulnerable to significant security breaches by failing to properly safeguard sensitive information. About a dozen federal and local agents executed a search warrant Tuesday at the Rockville, Maryland home of Leslie Waffen.
A law enforcement official said five U.S. Marshals agents assisted three or four agents with the National Archives Office of Inspector General. They were backed up by a Montgomery County Police squad car.
Archives agents arrived with a moving truck and list of items they were searching for. Waffen directed the agents to his basement, where they identified and removed "10 to 20 boxes," a law enforcement official said. Agents were at the home for about 45 minutes, but the official did not identify what was contained in the boxes.
Waffen was not arrested and was not charged.
You can read more in an article by Ed O'Keefe, Spencer S. Hsu and Lisa Rein in the Washington Post at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/10/agents_raid_home_of_ex-nationa.html