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Secret Service Director: Colombia Scandal Not Representative of Agents

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of the U.S. Secret Service says he believes last month’s scandal in Colombia involving agents and prostitutes does not represent a majority of the agency’s nearly 7,000 employees. Director Mark Sullivan told lawmakers Wednesday that although the alleged behavior of the agents was what he called “reckless,” he believes it was just some […]

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US Secret Service Tightening Conduct Standards

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service has released new conduct guidelines for its agents after a recent scandal in Colombia and allegations that agents misbehaved in other countries as well. The new standards released Friday specify that agents on international trips may not allow foreigners into their hotel rooms, may not visit so-called “non-reputable” establishments, and may […]

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US Secret Service Facing More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says it is aware of reports that there were other times agents allegedly paid for sexual services while traveling abroad to protect the president. In a statement Thursday, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the recent investigation in Colombia “has generated several news stories that contain allegations by mostly unnamed sources.” […]

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Napolitano: Secret Service Incident Did Not Put Obama at Risk

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there was no risk to President Barack Obama as a result of the prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia earlier this month. Napolitano addressed the scandal at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. She called the allegations of misconduct “inexcusable” and said a “full and thorough […]

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3 More US Secret Service Agents Forced Out in Scandal

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says three more agents have been forced out of their jobs because of a prostitution scandal that has shaken the agency that protects the president. Officials said Tuesday two agents resigned and a third had his security clearance revoked. Two others were cleared of charges of serious misconduct. This brings to […]

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More Secret Service Agents Leaving Agency Over Colombia Scandal

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says three more employees have resigned over a scandal in Colombia involving prostitutes, and says President Barack Obama has been briefed on the matter by the agency’s director. The Secret Service said Friday the new resignations bring to six the number of agents who have lost their jobs because of the […]

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Three Secret Service Employees Leaving Agency Over Colombia Scandal

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says three of 11 employees under investigation for alleged misconduct involving prostitutes in Colombia are leaving the agency. The agency’s assistant director, Paul Morrissey, says the three leaving include one “supervisory” employee. He said the investigation into the scandal is still in an early stage. Eleven Secret Service personnel who were […]

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Senator Says Guilty Conduct in Secret Service Scandal Should Be Punished

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee says any Secret Service member or military staff found guilty of misconduct involving prostitutes in Colombia should be “punished severely.” Senator Joe Lieberman told reporters Tuesday that “compromising positions off-duty” can “create a risk to national security.” He said he would be willing to […]

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Senator Says at Least 20 Women Involved in Secret Service Scandal

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. lawmaker on the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee says at least 20 foreign women were brought to the hotel in Colombia where alleged misconduct occurred involving Secret Service members, military staff and prostitutes. Republican Senator Susan Collins made the announcement Tuesday after Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan briefed her on the […]

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Senator Says At Least 20 Women Involved in Secret Service Scandal

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. lawmaker on the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee says at least 20 foreign women were brought to the hotel in Columbia where alleged misconduct occurred involving Secret Service members, military staff and prostitutes. Republican Senator Susan Collins made the announcement Tuesday after Secret Service director Mark Sullivan briefed her on the […]

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