Secret Service Agents: No Rules Broken in Prostitution Scandal

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:06 AM

By Greg McDonald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Four Secret Service agents are fighting their dismissals in the wake of the Colombian prostitution scandal, claiming that their behavior was no different from that tolerated by the agency for years, according to The Washington Post.
 
A total of 12 agents lost their jobs or were disciplined because of the incident, which took place shortly before President Barack Obama’s visit to Cartagena, Colombia on April 14.
 
But the Post reported late Tuesday that the four fired agents have told associates they were not part of a group outing to seek out prostitutes, as was widely reported. Instead, they say they met women on their own separately and that some of the sexual encounters did not involve money.
 
One of the agents, according to the Post, was a 29-year-old, single officer who resigned after he was threatened with firing. He told investigators in the case that he brought back two women to his hotel room, but did not realize they were prostitutes. He said he told them to leave when they asked for money.
 
Citing multiple interviews with former and current Secret Service employees, the Post also reported that sexual encounters during official travel by agents had been condoned before the Colombian incident “under an unwritten code that allows what happens on the road to stay there.”
 
The Post said the employees interviewed said conduct is tolerated as “part of the ‘Secret Circus’ — a mocking nickname that some employees use to describe what ensues when large numbers of agents and officers arrive in a city.”
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

FedEx Driver Shot in Memphis; Police Searching for Suspect

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 14:43 PM

A FedEx driver was shot Thursday afternoon in Memphis when someone fired a high-powered rifle into the passenger door of . . .

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving After DUI Arrest

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 14:06 PM

Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, nearly three months after the Olympic gold medal swimmer was . . .

Caramel Apple Deaths, Illnesses Spreading as Officials Issue Warning

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 13:09 PM

Prepackaged caramel apples have been blamed for five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states and now healt . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved