Photos Surface Of Columbian Whore Involved In Secret Service Scandal – One Of As Many As 21 Prostitutes Hired By AgentsApril 19, 2012
Disgrace To America Caused By Dumbass Secret Service Agent Who Wouldn’t Pay Columbian Whore For Services She Provided In His Hotel RoomApril 15, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – A Secret Service agent shamed the United States after a wild night of babes and booze that ended in an argument with a Colombian hooker over as little as $47.
One of 11 elite agents assigned to ensure President Obama’s protection at a summit meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, was busted after his lady of the evening refused to leave his hotel room in the morning without her fee.
That woman was one of 11 hookers hired by the agents — and the only one who hadn’t left Cartagena’s swank Hotel Caribe, where White House staffers, members of the press and dignitaries are staying during the Summit of the Americas meeting, sources said.
President Obama’s Secret Service team was reeling from a prostitution scandal.
The confrontation occurred early last week, said Rep. Pete King, a Long Island Republican who was briefed on the incident yesterday.
One of the agents sent home after agency bosses in DC learned what was going on was “in a supervisory role,” said King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
A hotel employee told The Associated Press that agents arrived at the beachfront hotel a week ago and drank heavily during their stay.
Prostitution is legal in much of Colombia inside “tolerance zones” controlled by police. The going rate for hookers in Cartagena is around $47, according to Colombian TV.
The trouble began for the Secret Service after the agents’ night of carousing, when a hotel employee noticed a hooker’s ID was still at the front desk at 7 a.m., in violation of hotel policy on overnight guests, King said.
The manager went to the agent’s room where the woman had spent the night and saw the two inside arguing, King said.
“She said the agent owed her money,” King said. “He said he didn’t have to pay her.”
He eventually forked over the money and the situation was resolved. But the cops were called and they filed a report, which was sent to the US Embassy.
The probe widened yesterday to include five members of the US military who were allegedly involved in the same incident, officials said.
The service members, with the Southern Command, are still in Colombia “because of the expertise and the knowledge that these guys have,” a military spokesman told CBS News.
A statement released by the Southern Command said the service members “violated the curfew . . . and may have been involved in inappropriate conduct.”
An expert on the Secret Service yesterday said that, although the agents involved in the scandal were not breaking Colombian law, most of them are married and could have been exposed to blackmail.
“It could have resulted in a potential assassination attempt on the president,” said Ronald Kessler, author of “In the President’s Secret Service.”
“It the biggest scandal in the history of the Secret Service and the most basic breach of security,” the author said.
Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said that Obama’s security was not compromised because of the incident.
“This entire matter has been turned over to our Office of Professional Responsibility, which serves as the agency’s internal- affairs component,” he said.
None of the agents involved was directly assigned to protect the president. Donovan said the agents involved were relieved from duty and replaced.
But the scandal has made the United States the laughingstock of the important summit, as diplomats have been gossiping about hooker high jinx rather than focusing on Obama’s goals in the region.
“I had a breakfast meeting to discuss trade and drugs, but the only thing the other delegates wanted to talk about was the story of the agents and the hookers,” chuckled one Latin American diplomat.
Without mentioning the Secret Service scandal specifically, Obama — who arrived in Cartagena on Friday — blasted “flashy” coverage of the controversy.
5 US Department Of Defense Members May Be Involved In Misconduct Involving At Least One Columbian Whore That Lead To Removal Of 12 US Secret Service AgentsApril 14, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – Five Department of Defense service members may have been involved in an incident of “misconduct” allegedly involving at least one prostitute that led to the removal of up to 12 Secret Service agents from Cartagena, Colombia working for the president’s visit for the Summit of the Americas.
White House spokesperson Jay Carney said, “To be clear it is our understanding that it is part of the same incident.”
The five service members with the Southern Command were working to support the Secret Service and are still in Colombia “because of the expertise and the knowledge that these guys have,” according to Colonel Scott Malcom, Chief of Public Affairs US Southern Command.
A statement released by the U.S. Southern Command said the service members “violated the curfew established by the United States Senior Defense Official in Colombia and may have been involved in inappropriate conduct.”
However, the Secret Service agents involved have been sent back to the United States because of the incident allegedly involving prostitutes.
White House Spokesperson Jay Carney also said the president learned of Secret Service agents’ “personal misconduct” in Cartegena, Colombia Thursday evening.
“The president was made aware of the incident yesterday (Friday). The White House was made aware Thursday evening,” Carney said.
Carney’s statement provides a minor, yet additional detail, into a story where the Secret Service has provided little information.
CBS has learned that at least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena and that one of the agents allegedly involved with the prostitute is a supervisor with the team responsible for advance planning and response, which is not part of the president’s protective detail.
An official with the Secret Service disputes that the agent tied to the situation is not a supervisor.
Carney offered no additional details and directed all questions to the Secret Service.
“This is a matter that’s being looked into… by the Secret Service itself,” Carney said, adding that the president’s “focus continues to be on the meetings he’s having… on expanding American exports… and creating American jobs.”
Carney added that “the president does have full confidence in the United States Secret Service.”
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 told CBS News that the American Embassy in Colombia directed the entire division 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 arrived 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.”
“There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the president’s trip. Because of this, those personnel are being relieved of their assignments, returned to their place of duty, and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel,” Donovan said.
The Secret Service spokesman said none of the changes will affect the comprehensive security plan prepared for the president’s trip, and agency officials say this is not an operational deficiency but a “moral” one.
The summit in Colombia includes leaders from North, America and Central American nations, where the agenda includes legal trade, as well as drug and gun trafficking. The president said drug legalization will not lessen the role of drug cartels.