The U.S. Marshals Service was unable to find two former participants in the federal witness protection program who were known or suspected terrorists, according to an inspector general's report.
The Justice Department's inspector general identified "significant issues concerning national security" in a review of the handling of terrorists admitted into the program, according to the report released today.
"We found significant deficiencies in the handling of known or suspected terrorists," according to the report by Michael E. Horowitz, the department's inspector general.
Included in the reported deficiencies were lax monitoring of individuals in the program—something that included the inability to find two former participants in the program.