White House personnel in scandal with prostitutes in Colombia

Posted on September 20, 2012

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19.09.2012
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Two staff members of the White House took prostitutes to his hotel in Colombia before the visit to that country in April by U.S. President Barack Obama, on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas, as revealed today Fox News.

Three members of the U.S. delegation that traveled to Cartagena (Colombia) and who were staying at the Hilton, the same in which Obama stood at the summit, were with prostitutes, according to Fox News, citing an official senior Secret Service.

One such person was a member of the Secret Service, the body in charge of protecting the U.S. president, and two White House staff, according to the chain.

What we know so far is that at least 12 Secret Service agents took prostitutes to their hotel rooms before Obama’s visit.

According to the investigation by the U.S. Southern Command after the scandal, one of the Secret Service agents invited a prostitute to his hotel room during the first week of April.

The other 11 officers posted to Colombia to prepare the security of the president did the same between April 11 and the morning of April 12, according to the report.

Obama arrived in Cartagena on April 13 to attend the Summit of the Americas.

Nine of the officers involved were suspended from duty and last July the Pentagon reported that nine U.S. soldiers would be punished, but not receive criminal charges for his role in the scandal.

The military was in Cartagena support mission security tasks Secret Service, but not directly involved in protection duties of the president.

In late April, a few days after the scandal, Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, denied that the presidential team officials were involved.

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