The Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Justice substantiated allegations referred to it that an unnamed US Attorney, now retired, engaged in a prohibited “intimate personal relationship” with a high level subordinate in the same office – an unnamed Assistant US Attorney. According to OIG, the US Attorney’s misconduct “gave the appearance of partiality, created a difficult work environment, and violated Executive branch-wide standards of conduct, federal ethics regulations and possibly federal regulations.” Additionally, the OIG found that the AUSA “inadvertently” did not report spousal stock trades completely and accurately, as required. The US Attorney retired after the OIG investigation began.