Newsweek is reporting that Uehlinger “left the CIA under a cloud over security and financial issues, and a fourth claims he came under heavy criticism during a tour ‘in Central Europe.’”
“Absolutely, there were integrity issues,” one of the sources told Newsweek. All of Newsweek’s sources spoke on the condition of anonymity.
One of the integrity issues according to the source was that Uehlinger used both personal and operational funds to pay for his wedding during his time in Moldova.
“The wedding was part of an operation,” Uehlinger said in response to the allegations.
Other sources said that Uehlinger was forced out, despite his claims that he retired voluntarily from the agency.
“He got fired from the agency probably in the way that he can claim he wasn’t fired—but he was pushed out,” a source said.
Another source who reviewed Uehlinger’s files following his time in Moldova described his exit saying “he didn’t have a choice in the matter.”
Uehlinger disputed the allegations saying the agency “became a little too p.c. [politically correct] for me” and he “decided it was time to get out.”