ATF executive investigated by DOJ for possible employee data breach

Evan Perez reports:

The Justice Department is investigating whether an executive at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives improperly accessed and downloaded the personal information of other employees, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the probe.

The investigation centers on whether Scott Sweetow, deputy assistant director for strategic intelligence and information at ATF headquarters in Washington, sent ATF employee data from his work email to his personal email account.

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