State Department says acting IG left to return to private sector

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department's Acting Inspector General Stephen J. Akard has left his post and is returning to the private sector, a spokesperson for the agency said on Wednesday, several months after his predecessor was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump.

"Ambassador Stephen J. Akard, the State Department’s Acting Inspector General and the Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, has announced he is returning to the private sector after years of public service," a spokesperson for the State Department said, adding that his deputy Diana Shaw will become the new acting inspector general for the department.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Chris Reese)

08/05/2020 15:50

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