September 29, 2021

A letter to Justice Department leadership and the DHS Inspector-General from Alliance San Diego alleged that former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who left his post in August 2021, had violated the Ethics in Government Act.

Scott established a consulting firm in July 2021, while still working for Border Patrol. On September 18, he issued a Facebook request for active-duty CBP and ICE personnel to provide information, possibly including restricted information, β€œto counter the lies and missinformation [sic.] that the DHS Secretary and Biden officials spew everytime they speak about the border.”

β€” Andrea Guerrero, “Request for investigation of former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott for violations of the Ethics in Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 207” (San Diego: Alliance San Diego, September 29, 2021)

Sector(s): Border-Wide

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Unethical Off-Duty Behavior

Accountability Status: Unknown

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