Bryan Whitman, the senior Pentagon public affairs official charged with stealing a Capitol Hill nanny’s license plates, was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday and had his top-level security clearance revoked, reports The Washington Post.
The Post report, in part, added:
“It remains unclear whether Whitman, the highest-ranking career civilian in the Defense Department’s public affairs office, had informed his superiors of the alleged crimes — which he was required to do.
“The Pentagon’s top public affairs officials were stunned by the news Wednesday that he had been charged nearly a month ago.
“Whitman did not immediately respond to a call Thursday morning, and his attorney declined to comment.
“A source close to Whitman said the 58-year-old former Army Special Forces officer had informed “appropriate personnel” at the Pentagon after he was charged in May with three counts of misdemeanor theft.