Two more Secret Service agents resign over Colombia scandal

WASHINGTON Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:54pm EDT

Prostitutes walk in front of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Prostitutes walk in front of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena April 17, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more U.S. Secret Service agents are resigning over a scandal in Colombia involving prostitutes, the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday.

Out of the five remaining employees on administrative leave over the scandal, the Secret Service said in a statement, two were cleared, two resigned and one was having his security clearance revoked.

Six other agents have already left the agency over the alleged misconduct with prostitutes earlier this month in Cartagena, Colombia, before the president arrived for a summit.

"The Secret Service is committed to conducting a full, thorough and fair investigation in this matter, and will not hesitate to take appropriate action should any additional information come to light," Assistant Director Paul Morrissey said in a statement.

(Reporting By Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Sandra Maler and David Storey)

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jayburd2020 wrote:
Best way to reform the frisky ranks of the Secret Service? Tell them two things: 1.) Historically many royal courts employed eunuchs as the inner guard, and 2.) this is Plan B if they can’t immediately “un-frisk” themselves when on assignment. Separately, I bet the Obamas are wondering how much they can trust the Secret Service agent housesitting their home in Chicago — as imaged in this funny YouTube video: http://tinyurl.com/6vt69gb

Apr 24, 2012 6:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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