Latest U.S. Secret Service News

White House downplays Secret Service estimate of COVID fraud

Dec. 22, 2021 16:32 PM EST

The White House downplayed a statement by the U.S. Secret Service that nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs, saying Wednesday that the estimate is based on old reports. White House press secretary Jen Psaki, when asked to comment on the figure,...

Secret Service: Nearly $100B stolen in pandemic relief funds

Dec. 22, 2021 00:11 AM EST

Nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs set up to help businesses and people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, the U.S. Secret Service said Tuesday. The estimate is based on Secret Service cases and data from the Labor Department and the...

Security protocols leave threat responses up to schools

Dec. 18, 2021 08:18 AM EST

School systems nationwide rely on high-level expertise from the U.S. Secret Service and others as they work to stay vigilant for signs of potential student violence, training staff, surveilling social media and urging others to tip them off. When it comes to how to respond to a...

Mar-a-Lago-trespasser deported to China 2 years later

Nov. 14, 2021 18:17 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents was deported over the weekend, federal authorities said, more than two years after serving her sentence. Yujing...

Fraudsters siphon $830,000 meant for homelessness nonprofit

Nov. 13, 2021 17:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Fraudsters siphoned more than $830,000 that the city of Seattle intended to send to a family homelessness nonprofit, The Seattle Times reported. The newspaper said it obtained emails by public records request showing that nine payments sent between...