The latest plagiarism charge in the circles of the powerful involves Sheriff David Clarke.
Clarke is apparently about to trade the rather humble seeming title of "sheriff" (heck, like Andy Taylor? let's go ask Aunt Bea nice for some pie...) for the more exalted title of Asst Secretary, Department of Homeland Security. He was an important Trump surrogate during the 2016 campaign, and the new job feels like job-well-done reward.
The work in question is a master's thesis Clarke submitted on 2013 to the Naval PostGraduate School. One can read the whole thesis here:
The subject is "Making U.S. Security and Privacy Rights Compatible."
One can see a list of the unattributed use of sources here: