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Forest Service chief retires following harassment reports

 


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Forest Service has stepped down just days after revelations that he's been under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct and amid reports of rampant misbehavior, including rape, within the agency's ranks.

A Forest Service spokesman on Thursday confirmed agency chief Tony Tooke's sudden retirement, effective immediately and less than seven months after he was named to the post by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

His departure was first reported by the Missoulian . It comes less than a week after PBS NewsHour reported Tooke was under inves...



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