Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dozen Obama Secret Service Agents Caught With Putas In Colombia

(AP) US secret service agents sent to provide security for Barack Obama at a summit in Colombia have been relieved of their duties and sent home after allegations of personal misconduct.

A secret service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny an anonymous claim to the Associated Press that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, where the Summit of the Americas meeting is being held.

A US official said 12 agents had been relieved of duty. The official was not authorised to discuss the matter and requested anonymity.

In a statement on Friday night, the secret service spokesman Edwin Donovan said other agents had taken the place of those sent back to the US. He added that the personnel changes would not affect the security plan prepared for the president's visit.