US Secret Service Suspends Agents For Misconduct

The US secret service says it has put 11 agents on leave while it investigates alleged misconduct before a summit attended by Barack Obama in Colombia, while five soldiers are also facing investigation.

The “misconduct” being investigated involved women who were “presumed to be prostitutes” but investigators were still interviewing the agents.

The UK Guardian reports that a woman failed to leave identification at the front desk and did not leave the hotel by 7am as required by procedure in high security areas. This raised questions among hotel staff and police, who investigated.

The woman was found with an agent in the hotel room and a dispute arose over whether the agent should have paid her.

It is reported that the agent did eventually pay the woman, at this point the cat was already out of the bag.As this scandal is widening is sucking in more secret service agents accused of similar misconduct.

We shall keep you posted.