US Secret Service agents recalled from Colombia

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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:40:32 PM
The US has recalled several Secret Service agents providing security for President Barack Obama in Colombia, following allegations of misconduct.
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The agency did not give details, but reports suggest the accusations involve prostitution in Cartagena, which is hosting the Summit of the Americas.
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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:41:58 PM
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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:42:33 PM
Agency spokesman Edwin Donovan said the agents had been replaced and Mr Obama's security would not be affected.
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Mr Obama arrived in Colombia on Friday to attend the summit.



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In a statement, Mr Donovan said the agency took allegations of misconduct "very seriously".




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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:46:01 PM
"There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the President's trip," he said.



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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:47:43 PM
"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."
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Posted: 4/13/2012 11:48:44 PM
Earlier, Colombian police said two small explosions took place in Cartagena, but caused no casualties or damage.
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Shes better looking then Adriana Lima in her prime and I thought that was Impossible. That chick is as hot as it gets!
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Posted: 4/14/2012 11:07:22 AM
Secret Service Men were getting their Clinton on, hey they got needs too, LOL
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US disciplines more staff over alleged misconduct

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Five US army staff on President Obama's trip to Colombia may have been involved in "inappropriate conduct" along with several Secret Service agents sent home on Friday, officials said.
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Posted: 4/14/2012 11:03:49 PM
US Southern Command said the five had been staying at the same hotel as the agents. The allegations are said to involve prostitutes.
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Gen Douglas Fraser, commander of the Southern Command, said he was "disappointed by the entire incident and [said] that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military".
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Posted: 4/14/2012 11:05:34 PM
According to Reuters news agency, a policeman in Cartagena said at least one Secret Service agent had attempted to take a prostitute up to a hotel room without registering her.
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The US Secret Service prostitution scandal involved as many as 20 women, 11 American agents and some military personnel, senior US officials say.

Senator Susan Collins, briefed by the Secret Service director, said 20 women were found at the US hotel.

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Two of the agents were senior personnel with salaries at the top end of the government's pay scale, the Washington Post reported.
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The group of military and Secret Service agents were partying at Cartagena's Pley Club, which has been described as a high-end strip club in an industrial part of the port city.

Members of the Secret Service paid $60 (£38) each to the club's owners to bring at least two women back to the Hotel Caribe, where they were staying, the Washington Post reports.

The next morning one of the women demanded more money and a dispute ensued.

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Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Ms Collins, a Republican who represents Maine in the Senate,


"Who were these women? Could they have been members of groups hostile to the United States? Could they have planted bugs, disabled weapons, or... jeopardised [the] security of the president or our country?"

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