The man who led the investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was forced to quit this summer after he was busted in a prostitution scandal of his own, the New York Times reports.

David Nieland headed the Department of Homeland Security investigation in 2012, when agents reportedly engaged in a cocaine-and-whiskey fueled orgy with hookers in Cartagena, Colombia. Nieland helped produce a 65-page report on the orgy and said in an interview at the time that he believed a White House volunteer was involved in the scandal.

But according to the Times, Nieland's penchant for "investigating" prostitutes wasn't limited to working hours.

When deputies in Florida stopped Mr. Nieland last May after seeing him leave the building they had under surveillance, he showed them a badge, officials said, and told them that he was part of an undercover human trafficking operation with agents from the Department of Homeland Security.

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When the Homeland Security officials said there was no such investigation, sheriff's deputies searched for and found a prostitute who identified Mr. Nieland from a photograph and said he had paid her for sex that night.

Nielan also reportedly had a reputation as a bit of a creep at work—he was suspended last year for two weeks without pay after he circulated "photographs that he had taken of a female intern's feet." He apparently claimed it was a joke.

He resigned in August after refusing to submit to questioning about the Florida incident, citing health problems.

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