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  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee

    06/21/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee By Jana Winter Published June 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Getting into a barroom fight with the men who guard Vice President Joe Biden would likely get someone locked up -- unless the brawlers also happen to be on the very same security team. That's just what happened in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that spilled out of Nantucket’s Rose and Crown nightclub while Biden and his family were spending last Thanksgiving on the island, according to police logs, notes and reports obtained by FoxNews.com. It was one of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation

    06/19/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation By Jana Winter Published June 19, 2012 | FoxNews.com MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Long before President Obama's security detail was scandalized in Colombia and new revelations emerged last week about the Secret Service, members of the elite team earned an "Animal House" reputation at the blueblood vacation mecca of Martha's Vineyard. Local residents say wild parties, fights and late-night carousing involving Secret Service members have become commonplace in recent years at the Vineyard, a favorite getaway for the First Family and longtime destination for upper-crust members of the...
  • SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL:New Allegations Reported By MSNBC (Video)

    04/26/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    MSNBC SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL: New Allegations (Video)
  • Today’s new Secret Service El Salvador strip club revelations show why Obama picked Napolitano

    04/26/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It was easy to see this coming. When the news about Secret Service agents hooking up with prostitutes in Columbia first broke we were told there were 11 men (some reports had it at 12) being investigated. Immediately we heard six were kicked out leaving; five “still under investigation.” In this case “under investigation” meant being squeezed to see if they would break and roll on their partners. Three decided to clam up and take whatever was coming instead of turning on their teammates. That left two. Any good cop knows why those two weren’t immediately fired. They handed up...
  • White House Communications Agency Under Investigation in Colombia Prostitution Scandal

    04/23/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    NextGov ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The investigation into the Colombia prostitution scandal has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency, Nextgov has learned. Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages the White House office that provides the president with secure communications, confirmed that one individual from WHCA is under investigation, but could not provide any more details at this time.
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • White House: Staff not involved in summit scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama's lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct in Cartagena, Colombia. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the White House counsel's office undertook a review as due diligence, even though there were no specific allegations of misconduct against advance White House staff.
  • Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign (Oh what a tangled web we weave.....)

    04/23/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    US Politics & Policy ^ | April 22, 2012 | Richard McGregor, John Paul Rathbone
    A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. Only the military held...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief....

    04/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    hinterlandgazette.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief & Rising Black Star in AgencyThe Secret Service officer responsible for the recall of 11 agents in a dispute with Colombian prostitutes over payment to Dania Suarez, has been revealed as Paula Reid, a rising black star in the agency. She recently became the head of the agency’s Miami office after 21 years on the force. Ms. Reid uncovered the scandal and alerted her superiors about the “egregious behavior” of the agents. Paula Reid was in Cartagena ahead of President Obama’s trip, laying the groundwork for...
  • Rep. Peter King, other lawmakers demand answers on Secret Service scandal (SS used taxpayer $$$)

    04/22/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/22/12 | Newscore
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is demanding answers to 50 questions about the Secret Service prostitution scandal from agency director Mark Sullivan, according to a letter provided to FOX News Channel Sunday. In his letter to Sullivan, King asks for details about exactly who was involved in the incident; whether government money was used to purchase the services of prostitutes; and whether firearms or sensitive equipment or materials were in the agents' hotel rooms.
  • Congressman:Concern for Obama Because‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’

    04/22/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-22-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 22, 2012 Congressman: Safety Concern for Obama Because of ‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’ Bridget Johnson The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on CNN this morning that there’s extra concern for President Obama’s safety seeing as how he’s around people with “guns strapped on their legs.”Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke with Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” about the Secret Service scandal. Cummings and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Secret Service director Mark J. Sullivan last week asking for a full accounting of the...
  • Now WH (staff) is under suspicion -- Questions over whether agents slept with underage girls

    04/21/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 67 replies
    ukmail ^ | 4.20.12
    The prostitution scandal which has devastated the Secret Service could be set to spread to the White House. A senior Republican has urged the investigation into what happened in Colombia ahead of Barack Obama's trip there to extend to presidential staff who were preparing for his visit. Senator Charles Grassley's comments came on the day that three more Secret Service agents who had been sent home over the incident resigned from the agency. Also on Friday, Mr Obama received a personal briefing on the state of the investigation from Mark Sullivan, director of the Secret Service. -------- Mr Sullivan visited...
  • Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal

    04/21/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 20, 2012
    Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal April 21, 2012 GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is asking the Secret Service whether members of the White House advance team are connected to the Colombian prostitution scandal, considering their “close working relationship” with federal agents. Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Friday to agency Director Mark Sullivan and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. He also asked in the letter if the Secret Service is looking at whether the White House communications office also could be involved. The scandal involving at...
  • White House fires back on Sarah Palin’s Secret Service criticism

    04/20/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Sarah Palin's charge that the Secret Service prostitute scandal highlighted President Barack Obama's "poor management skills" drew a sharp rebuke Friday from the White House, where chief spokesman Jay Carney dubbed it absurd and politically motivated. "It is preposterous to politicize the Secret Service," Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Palin and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions have in recent days charged that the scandal, coupled to the outrage over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on a convention in Las Vegas, reflect poorly on Obama. Those two controversies, as well as the tragic mass slaying of Afghan civilians, allegedly...
  • 3 more in scandal out at Secret Service

    04/20/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | April 20 2012 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    At least three more Secret Service employees involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal are expected to lose their jobs Friday, as the Pentagon increased to 11 the number of military personnel it’s investigating as part of the incident. The three additional departures, confirmed to POLITICO by a federal official, bring the total number of employees to be forced out or to have quit their jobs to at least six. There are 11 members total of the Secret Service thought to be involved in the scandal, which occurred ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena for the Summit of the...
  • Fired Secret Service agent remains eligible for up to $2.1 million in taxpayer-funded pension payout

    04/20/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 20 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions. Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia. The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has been allowed to retire, while Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division, has been fired with cause. A third low-level officer...
  • Ousted Secret Service employees identified

    04/20/2012 9:13:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/19/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Two Secret Service employees ousted in the aftermath of the Colombia prostitution scandal were confirmed Thursday by their lawyer. The employees, both supervisors, are David Randall Chaney, 48, and Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division. Both served about two decades with the Secret Service, including substantial amounts of time with the presidential protection detail. Lawrence Berger, the general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, confirmed he is representing the two men. Chaney had been a supervisor in the Secret Service's international programs division and retired under pressure on Wednesday. His Facebook page...
  • Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook

    04/20/2012 1:19:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/12
    As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign. David Chaney and Greg Stokes are the two Secret Service supervisors no longer with the agency in the wake of the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend on Thursday. In a photo...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal

    04/19/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Edgar Sandoval
    The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal. One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Tania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
  • Heads Begin to Roll in Secret Service Sex Scandal

    04/18/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-18-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 18, 2012 Heads Begin to Roll in Secret Service Sex Scandal Bridget Johnson Three Secret Service agents became the first to fall in the Colombian prostitution scandal today, with the agency announcing that two supervisors and one agent will step down.Eight more remain under investigation and on suspension as one of the supervisors retired, the other was “proposed for removal for cause” (which can be challenged), and the agent resigned.“The Secret Service continues to conduct a full, thorough and fair investigation, utilizing all investigative techniques available to our agency,” the assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service Office of...
  • Collins: Prostitutes In Secret Services Scandal 'Could Be Spies'

    04/18/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | April 18, 2012
    The women Secret Service and military crew took to a Colombian hotel before President Barack Obama arrived "could be spies," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "We don't know who these women are," she told reporters in Washington. "They could be spies. They could be associated with hostile forces. They could have disabled the agents' weapons or planted listening devices or in other ways breach security. It is very serious." She said investigators suspect the agents and military personnel brought as many as 21 prostitutes to the sprawling beachfront Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, April 11 during a night of carousing...
  • Prostitution scandal probe looks at U.S. Special Forces, sources say

    04/18/2012 11:12:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- Five members of America's elite Army Special Forces are among those under investigation in a prostitution scandal in Colombia, two U.S. officials said Wednesday, as the controversy continues to swirl in both countries. Eleven Secret Service members have been implicated in the probe, while as many as 10 U.S. military personnel from all branches of the armed forces are being questioned about potential misconduct after an alleged prostitute complained about a lack of payment.
  • Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator

    04/17/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Karen McVeigh
    Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator Susan Collins says director is pursuing 'vigorous internal investigation' as scandal triggers scrutiny of agency's culture Karen McVeigh 17 April 2012 At least 20 women were brought back to a hotel in Colombia by secret service agents and military personnel who are now under investigation into allegations of misconduct involving prostitutes, according to a US senator. Speaking after she was briefed by the director of the secret service, Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Senate homeland security committee, said on Tuesday: "There are 11 agents involved. Twenty or...
  • Beck Breaks Down Secret Service Missteps and Wonders if They're Actually "Set-ups"

    04/16/2012 9:16:35 PM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 91 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 16, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A set up? An incredulous Beck asked if anyone had ever seen the Secret Service conduct itself this way before. Being dismissed for an alleged tryst with with prostitutes in Cartagena; carelessly plotting out routes in foreign countries that compromise the presidential motorcade; approving risk-laden locations for foreign stop-overs. None of the above bodes well for those entrusted with protecting America’s Commander in Chief. After a careful review of these transgressions, Beck came to the conclusion that there can only be two explanations — and each one spells trouble. Either the Secret Service is a motley crew of inept “morons”...
  • Hillary Clinton knocks back a beer and dances the night away at a Colombia nightclub

    04/15/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/12 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    After attending debates at a major summit in Cartagena, Colombia, where more than 30 world leaders gathered together, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton partied the night away at a nightclub. The 64-year-old, who is in South America for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, made the most of the country's nightlife at Café Havana on Saturday evening. In photos taken at the salsa hotspot, Mrs Clinton can be seen dancing with her hands in the air and swigging back a bottle of beer while surrounded by friends.
  • Obama: I'll be angry if agent scandal is true

    04/15/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Obama: I'll be angry if agent scandal is true By: Josh Gerstein April 15, 2012 06:21 PM EDT CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Barack Obama said Sunday he will be “angry” if there’s truth to reports that Secret Service personnel patronized prostitutes ahead of his visit to an international summit meeting here. “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry because my attitude with respect to Secret Service personnel is no different than what I expect out of my delegation sitting here,” Obama said in his...
  • Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says

    04/15/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 66 replies
    The scandal involving at least 11 U.S. Secret Service personnel that began Wednesday in Colombia could be much larger than initially reported, a Republican lawmaker said Sunday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose panel maintains jurisdiction over all federal agencies, said he had reason to believe that more than 11 Secret Service personnel were involved but never specifically explained why.
  • 11 Secret Service agents (on Obama party detail) put on leave amid prostitution inquiry

    04/15/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 4/15/2012 | By David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe
    The U.S. Secret Service on Saturday placed 11 agents on administrative leave as the agency investigates allegations that the men brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia, on Wednesday night and that a dispute ensued with one of the women over payment the following morning. Secret Service Assistant Director Paul S. Morrissey said the agents had violated the service’s “zero-tolerance policy on personal misconduct” during their trip to prepare for President Obama’s arrival at an international summit this weekend. “We regret any distraction from the Summit of the Americas this situation has caused,” Morrissey said in a statement....
  • Secret Service hooker flap over $47

    04/15/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/12 | GEOFF EARLE in DC and DON KAPLAN
    A Secret Service agent shamed the United States after a wild night of babes and booze that ended in an argument with a Colombian hooker over as little as $47. One of 11 elite agents assigned to ensure President Obama’s protection at a summit meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, was busted after his lady of the evening refused to leave his hotel room in the morning without her fee. That woman was one of 11 hookers hired by the agents — and the only one who hadn’t left Cartagena’s swank Hotel Caribe, where White House staffers, members of the press and...
  • DID SENATOR OBAMA VOTE AGAINST THE COLUMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT?

    04/14/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 14 replies
    The Democrat congress voted against free trade under Bush. It was part of the Bush Derangement Syndrome. Didn't go through. Now Obama gets credit? Please explain.
  • King: 'Close to' all 11 agents had women, presumed to be prostitutes, in rooms

    04/14/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/14/12 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    A U.S. lawmaker says a "significant number" of Secret Service agents involved in an alleged prostitution scandal at an international summit brought women back to their hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia.
  • Secret Service Agents Face Questioning on Misconduct (New details on HookerGate)

    04/14/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/12 | JACKIE CALMES and ERIC SCHMITT
    -snip- “There are people who willingly went to prostitutes and other people who ended up with prostitutes,” the official said. “Either way, it’s just unacceptable.” Specifically, the official said, on Wednesday night an agent is believed to have taken a Colombian woman back to his hotel room and had then thrown her out in a dispute over money; investigators are trying to figure out whether the agent knew that she had intended to be paid. The woman apparently began causing a disturbance in the hallway, eventually bringing other Secret Service agents — as well as a small number of law...
  • Hotel dispute started confrontation that sent home Secret Service agents for misconduct involving

    04/14/2012 12:12:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/14/12 | Kimberly Schwandt
    Hotel dispute started confrontation that sent home Secret Service agents for misconduct involving prostitution full title An employee approached at least one Secret Service agent and demanding that he pay extra money for having an additional overnight guest in his room. The agent balked, which eventually resulted in a confrontation and forced diplomatic intervention. The official said the guest involved apparently was a prostitute. It remains unclear whether more agents and more prostitutes were involved. A hotel employee told the Associated Press the agents were drinking heavily during their stay.
  • Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Misconduct With Prostitutes

    04/13/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Over Misconduct With Prostitutes At least one of the agents is reported to have been found cavorting with Colombian prostitutes Several of the 12 men sent home are married The misconduct is believed to have occurred before the President's arrival in Colombia for the Summit of Americas 13 April 2012 A dozen Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at an international summit in Colombia have been sent home over allegations that at least one of them was found to be cavorting with prostitutes. A Secret Service...
  • I dont believe the accusations against the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-14-12 | Dan Lothian
    The Secret Service is an honorable organization, willing to put up with abuse from Hillary and others while putting their lives at risk protecting them. I dont believe this story.
  • Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct (Stiffed hooker alert)

    04/14/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/12 | Dan Lothian
    Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct, a spokesman said. -snip- One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," Kessler said. Calling it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history," Kessler said 12 agents are accused of involvement in the incident "in one degree or another," from allegedly interfering in the investigation to participating in other alleged misconduct.
  • Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

    04/13/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct. The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • Secret Service Scandal Rocks Obama Trip

    04/13/2012 8:04:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, April 13, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. The actions happened before the president’s arrival on Friday, the AP reported, citing unnamed sources. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the President’s...
  • Secret Service agents busted because they refused to pay hooker: source

    04/14/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alison Gendar AND Jonathan Lemire
    The dozen Secret Service agents sent home after a prostitution scandal in Colombia were busted after at least one of them refused to pay a hooker, sources said. The scandal — a black eye for the United States’ reputation abroad — was revealed Friday before President Obama arrived in Cartagena for the Summit of the Americas. The 12 agents were part of an advance team meant to secure a local hotel before the summit began — yet their attention apparently turned to taking advantage of Colombia’s policy of legal prostitution. “They had arranged to have a bunch of prostitutes come...
  • Secret Service scandal rocks Obama trip

    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. A senior official told Fox News they were serious enough to require mediation by diplomats. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior...