President Barack Obama signed the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 on December 28, 2012. It
-> modifies penalties under the Hatch Act to allow for disciplinary actions in addition to removal for federal employees (end quote, from Wiki)
Instead of 'in addition to ', I think the "new" Hatch Act lets Obama and his officials determine 'disciplinary actions' and that's the end of it.
Con man got himself covered-—under the “modernization” ploy.