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A dozen Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct.

A caller who said he had knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that.

A U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity, put the number of agents at 12. The agency was not releasing the number of personnel involved.


The Washington Post reported that Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said the accusations related to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena. The association represents federal law enforcement officers, including the Secret Service.

Ronald Kessler, a former Post reporter and the author of a book about the Secret Service, told the Post that he had learned that 12 agents were involved, several of them married.

The incident threatened to overshadow Obama's economic and trade agenda at the summit and embarrass the U.S. The White House had no comment.


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Post time 2012-4-15 22:10:52 |Display all floors
It just shows the arrogance of these murders above law.

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Post time 2012-4-16 09:51:23 |Display all floors
They were all tricked into going to a "Coffee Ceremony" by young girls wishing to improve their English.
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Post time 2012-4-16 18:05:28 |Display all floors
the law ? the man did not want to pay the motel for the right to take a woman to his room. that is all that is known but i am glad that i can count on some people to bring to light only facts that make my country look morally bankrupt.it is nice to be able to count on people with one cause.
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Post time 2012-4-16 21:12:24 |Display all floors
it is an election year so there will be inquiries and probably firings how come that was not mentioned ?
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Post time 2012-4-16 22:29:00 |Display all floors
timbatu Post time: 2012-4-15 22:10
It just shows the arrogance of these murders above law.

Once again we see these fiends taking advantage of the poor and destitute.

But what do you expect from uncivilized savages?

I hope that their wives and families find out what they were up to.
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Post time 2012-4-18 01:50:55 |Display all floors
‘More than 10' – Pentagon says prostitute scandal could be bigger than first thought

16 April, 2012

If the Obama administration’s little prostitution problem wasn’t a big deal before, all that could soon change. The Pentagon announced on Monday that more US servicemen may be tied to the scandal in Colombia than originally thought.

Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters on Monday that the US Department of Defense believes that even more members of the country’s military may be tied to the sex scandal that erupted over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia.

Eleven members of the Secret Service were relieved of their duties after reports that they had visited prostitutes while on assignment in Colombia in recent days. The president’s personal security force was scouting locations to prepare for Obama’s upcoming trip when the news broke. In addition to those involved in the security of the president, however, early reports suggested that five US military personnel also at the sight were being investigated. On Monday, the Pentagon confirmed that that number may in fact be larger.

"We believe there may be more than five," Little told reporters early Monday in referring to the military’s role in the scandal. The spokesperson also confirmed that the military members in question were staying at the same hotel as those with the US Secret Service, but could not "tie particular individuals at this point to alleged prostitution."

"We are still putting together all the facts," added Army Col. Scott Malcolm, chief spokesman for U.S. Southern Command. Malcolm was organizing the team of military personnel that were assigned to support the Secret Service’s operation in Colombia . He would not comment on which brand of the Armed Forces the servicemen in question belonged to.

According to preliminary reports, an investigation was opened up into “inappropriate conduct” involving the military agents that were on the commander-in-chief’s mission in Colombia , although they were not directly involved in the president’s security. Those members of the military have not been specifically linked to prostitution, unlike the investigation dealing with the Secret Service, and are believed to — at this point — being probed for violating curfew and perhaps more. Although prostitution is legal in parts of Colombia , US President Barack Obama commented don the issue Sunday by saying, regardless of the laws abroad, representatives of the administration must "observe the highest standards."

"We're here on behalf of our people and that means that we conduct ourselves with the utmost dignity and probity. And obviously what's been reported doesn't match up with those standards," Obama added on Sunday from Colombia . The president was abroad to participate in the Summit of the Americas, which wrapped up this weekend.
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