12 Secret Service Agents In Prostitution Scandal

Secret ServiceVia CBS News:

Members of the president’s Secret Service detail, including a supervisor, are in what looks to be some pretty hot water. At least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena, Colombia, where President Obama is visiting for the Summit of the Americas. CBS News has learned that one of the agents allegedly involved with the prostitute is a supervisor of the Counter Terror Assault Team (CAT). The CAT team is responsible for advance planning and response and is not part of the president’s protective detail.

A source in the Secret Service tells CBS News that one or more of the officers were involved with prostitutes and that there was a dispute over payment. One prostitute went to the police, who notified the State Department. The agents stayed at Hotel Caribe, where the international press is staying. A former Secret Service agent said the American Embassy in Colombia directed the entire division of 12 to be sent back to the United States because it was an embarrassment for the president and the U.S. The team was replaced before the president’s arrival in Colombia on Friday. The source also said that two of the men sent home were first level supervisors. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed the removal of personnel in a statement and said the agency is taking “allegations of misconduct seriously.”

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  • Guest

    I’m sure that’s the worst thing they’ve ever done.

  • Okarin

    ‘penetration testing’

  • Ewop07

    If Prostitution isn’t illegal in that country, whats the problem.  2 adult bartering between each other shouldn’t be the business of anyone else. In a lot of those countries, prostitution is the only means of income for women.

    • Raz

       The problem is that a moralist bunch like the US gov. doing the very same thing they rally  against. Apparently hypocrisy is totally out of control with those guys.

  • Global Leader

     I’m a little confused.

    Are we supposed to be angry that a government employee did  something that’s illegal in America, or are we supposed to be upset that they’re in trouble for hiring whores?

    Please, tell us what we’re supposed to think.

    • LanceHardpound

      I don’t think we ought to care very much, but the issue is that they broke their code or protocol or whatever. They agree not to solicit prostitutes as a job requirement. I guess we might be mad that these mean, who are supposed to be protecting lives do not take their jobs seriously enough?

  • Madp4400

    Haven’t the conservatives learned from the Clinton years that the American public doesn’t give a “F” where these men dip their wicks as long as they do their jobs and don’t use tax payer’s money to do it.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    >there was a dispute over payment.
    One prostitute went to the police, who notified the State Department.

    Interesting that they’re all over this whistle-blowers report
    but ignored Bunnatine Greenhouse about overpaying Haliburton.

    One of the big topics in Cartagena is the unhappiness with the US war on drugs,
    and a whole lota other “American policies”
    this little psyop should keep people in Der Homeland from knowing much about that.

    Good job media managers; almost no one noticed.

    And since when has prostitution been off limits to politicos and their menservants?

  • Earaches

    Were they procuring, ala J.F.K?

  • DeepCough

    The real scandal here: the U.S. gov’t “outsourced” their “needs” to “foreign interests.”

  • Athenaeum2003

    This story is pure disinformation. Some folks were setting up Obama for the GOP and Romney. Imagien the GOP an Romney wining in 2012 and getting control of US Oil & Natural Gas? US citizens would be robbed more blindly han they’re being now by 500 Wealthiest old Whie boys running America now! And europ & the Middle east would suffer mightily as well. Isreal, though would have a GOOD time…