DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Expected To Resign

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is expected to resign soon, a senior administration official tells CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante.

Leonhart, who was confirmed to her position in December 2010 but has served in an acting capacity since November 2007, has presided over an agency that has been plagued by scandal in recent years. Just last month, a damning report from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General revealed that several DEA agents had engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes paid for by Colombian drug cartels.

The agency also dragged its feet and withheld or redacted information during the investigation, the report said, so investigators do not know the full extent of the sexual misconduct.