William Mendoza speaks at a National Education Association event in fall 2015. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube/National Education Association)
Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC
An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail.
The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor.
According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into his behavior.
Mendoza speaks at a National Education Association event in fall 2015. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube/National Education Association)
He also allegedly viewed a video on his phone of a woman undressing in a changing room in a clothing store.
Mendoza, 42, described by the paper as married and a father, was earning $140,000 in his Executive Branch position. The judge handed down a 90-day suspended sentence and a $100 fine.
Mendoza’s lawyer, Paul Kiyonaga, told the Daily Mail his client received treatment after the arrest and just wants to move on with his life. “He’s received treatment for the underlying issues that gave rise to this incident, and, with the strong support of his family, is moving forward productively with his life,” the lawyer said.
In 2016, a Native American from Oklahoma accused Mendoza of assaulting himbecause he was wearing a Washington Redskins shirt.
The inspector general for the Department of Education recommended he be barred from any further government employment.
The position of executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education is a senior position requiring appointment by the president.
Remember that Obama political appointee who got into a fight with an autistic Native American for wearing a Redskins sweatshirt?
Well it turns out the same Obama official ended up resigning in November of 2016 and then pleading guilty to taking pictures underneath the skirts of women on the train in DC with his government issued iphone:
DAILY MAIL – A married senior official in President Obama’s Department of Education was convicted of sex crimes and resigned for following women on the DC Metro and taking pictures up their skirts, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
William Mendoza, 42, the former executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, stepped down after he was arrested and charged with attempted voyeurism in November, 2016, for the vile acts.
Mendoza, who earned $140,000 a year as a policy advisor in Obama’s White House, tried to take photos and videos up women’s skirts at least four times on his government-issued iPhones in July 2016 without their consent.
He was also caught looking at footage, apparently filmed in secret, of a woman in her underwear getting changed in a dressing room. It is not known if he recorded the video himself.
When he took the indecent photos, he was supposed to be at work and was using a travel card funded by the taxpayer, according to documents obtained by DailyMail.com through a Freedom of Information Act request.
He was caught on surveillance camera trying to take the indecent picture during an investigation by the Metro Police Transit Department (WMATA), arrested and charged with one count of attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor.
Mendoza resigned just before the Department of Education could launch their own investigation into his sexual misconduct.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in January 2017, was given suspended 90-day prison sentence, one year’s probation and was fined $100. He has not worked in public office since stepping down.
The reason this is just now coming to light apparently stems from the FOIA request the Daily Mail filed.
According to the lawyer for Mendoza, he received treatment for his issues. He hasn’t worked in DC since.