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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:58 AM

DEA Agents Took Part in Colombia Sex Parties, Watchdog Says

Source: Bloomberg

by Joe Sobczyk
11:05 AM EDT March 26, 2015

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. drug agents allegedly engaged in sex parties with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels in Colombia and visited brothels while on overseas assignments, creating potential security risks, a Justice Department investigation found.

The allegations were contained in a 131-page report by the department’s inspector general following an investigation into the handling of sexual harassment and misconduct claims at the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The inspector general said reporting of such misconduct to the office of inspector general was inconsistent and that some claims of sexual misconduct or harassment weren’t fully investigated.

The review follows a prostitution scandal that implicated DEA and Secret Service agents and members of the military who were in Colombia preparing for the arrival of President Barack Obama at a summit in 2012. It covers the period from 2009 to 2012, though some of the incidents cited occurred as far back as 2005.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-26/dea-agents-took-part-in-colombia-sex-parties-watchdog-says

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:05 PM

1. let people have the sex they want (consensual) and these problems would not occur

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:40 PM

6. The sex isn't the problem. It's the trafficking in human beings that's the issue.

The US is a party to numerous UN conventions dealing with human trafficking. Under these accords patronizing a prostitute, regardless of the laws of the country where such patronage occurs, is considered trafficking in human beings. The US government has codified in regulation that Federal employees may not engage in human trafficking. Ergo, Federal employees may not patronize a prostitute. This information is provided to ALL Federal employees upon hiring and then again annually.

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Response to Llewlladdwr (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:47 PM

16. The Human Sex Slaves are provided by the Drug Cartels,

the very people the US Paramilitary outfits and US Mercenaries are supposed to Wipe Out.
Funny how they all get together for sex/rape parties.

Kumbaya.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:17 PM

2. "creating potential security risks"


Only if they were somehow able to be compromised by doing so.

Prostitution is not illegal in Colombia, so it's not as if it gives anyone some sort of blackmail advantage per se. On the other hand, if we are talking about agents who might otherwise incur marital issues etc., then of course that is a problem.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:38 PM

5. Oh. OK. That forives putting them into a compromising situation.

I mean, who would want to blackmail a DEA agent?

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Response to Octafish (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:42 PM

7. I'm not sure you understood what I wrote


Explain how you blackmail someone who avails themselves of a legal service in Colombia and who has no qualms about anyone knowing they availed themselves of a legal service in Colombia.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:55 PM

8. Federal employees are prohibited by regulation from patronizing prostitutes.

The laws of the country where such patronage occurs doesn't matter.

They're also briefed on this, both at hiring and then annually.

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Response to Llewlladdwr (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:42 PM

9. Do you have a reference for that?

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/85177.pdf

3 FAM 4123.5 General Conduct
(TLER-491; 12-23-2003)
(Uniform State/USAID/Commerce
/Foreign Service Corps—USDA)
(Applies to Foreign Servic
e, Foreign Service National, and Civil Service)

An employee shall respect the laws of
the country in which the employee is
present.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:09 PM

11. Certainly.

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/220001p.pdf

"...deter activities of DoD Service members, civilian employees, indirect hires, contract personnel, and command-sponsored dependents that would facilitate or support trafficking in persons (TIP), domestically and overseas. This includes activities such as pandering, prostitution, and patronizing a prostitute even though such activities may be legal within a host nation country..."

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Response to Llewlladdwr (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:18 PM

12. Appears to be DoD


From the top of the linked document:

"This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff , the Combatant Commands, the Office of the
Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the “ DoD Components”)"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:26 PM

14. Yes, this is a DoD document.

The one you linked to was from State, no?

From the References:

(a) DoD Instruction 2200.01, “Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP),” February 16, 2007 (hereby cancelled)
(b) DoD Directive 5124.02, “Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)),” June 23, 2008
(c) National Security Presidential Directive 22, “Trafficking in Persons,” February 25, 2003
(d) Sections 7102, 7103(b), 7103(f), and 7104(h) of title 22, United States Code
(e) Sections 241, 242, 1581, 1584, 1589 and 1590 of title 18, United States Code
(f) Chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (also known as “The Uniform Code of Military Justice”)
(g) Paragraph 97, Part IV of Manual for Courts-Martial, 2008
(h) DoD 8910.1-M, “Department of Defense Procedures for Management of Information Requirements,” June 30, 1998
(i) Chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code
(j) Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 22.17, “Combating Trafficking in Persons,” and Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.222-50, “Combating Trafficking in Persons” (Feb 2009)
(k) Sections 401 through 407 of Public Law 110-457, “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008,” December 23, 2008

As you can see, the Instruction is based on US Code and Presidential Directives as well as DoD regulations.

I'm not sure where you're going with this, but I can assure you that ALL Federal employees are prohibited from patronizing prostitutes regardless of location and that such prohibitions result from International Accords to which the US is a signatory.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:23 PM

3. Add this to the list of reasons why the DEA should not exist. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:37 PM

4. THIS is why they don't like IGs.

Across the board don't like.

And if you're a corrupt DEA agent, an IG might snoop into who knows what.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:47 PM

10. Maybe they were simply outsourcing their sex needs?

 

What incredibly self-destructive behavior.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:19 PM

13. Everybody likes a good sex party now and then. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:42 PM

15. Damn...What does it take for somebody to get fired?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:07 PM

17. k & freakin r! n/t

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:45 PM

18. some incidents occurred as far back as 2005. I bet the Government of Florida was involved as that is

the main shipping route (Florida ports and Airports) to and from Colombia, SA.

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