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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:10 PM

APNewsBreak: Secret Service agents sent home from summit amid allegations of misconduct

APNewsBreak: Secret Service agents sent home from summit amid allegations of misconduct
Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
Updated: April 13, 2012 - 8:58 PM

CARTAGENA, Colombia - 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.

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 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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http://www.startribune.com/world/147401825.html


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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:11 PM

1. Damn

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Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. pretty embarrassing. prostitutes and partying. not the impression Obama wanted to give

I would think that at least some will lose their security clearances and therefore more than likely their jobs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:04 PM

3. Most men seem biochemically driven to listen to their hormones

Instead of their brains.

I hope they don't lose their jobs, but I expect they will.

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Sun Apr 15, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. Obama wants Secret Service probe

Obama wants Secret Service probe
Posted: 16 April 2012 0640 hrs

CARTAGENA, Colombia: US President Barack Obama said Sunday he expected a "rigorous" probe into a sex scandal involving Secret Service agents, warning he would be "angry" if the allegations were true.

The incident -- which saw 11 Secret Service and five military personnel pulled from their duties in Cartagena, Colombia at the Summit of the Americas -- overshadowed the talks attended by Obama and other regional leaders.

The US Secret Service, which has sent the men back to the United States, is investigating claims they brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena late Wednesday and had a dispute over payment with one of the women.

"I expect the investigation to be thorough and rigorous," Obama said at a press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the end of the summit.

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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1195455/1/.html

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