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DEVELOPING ...

Cartagena, COLOMBIA - The scandal regarding as many a 12 Sercret Service agents being sent home because one allegedly tried to bring a prostitute into his hotel room, which resulted in a confrontation, has now widened to include five U.S. service members.

Military officials said Saturday the service members violated curfew and "may have been involved in inappropriate conduct ...alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled U.S. Secret Service agents were staying."

The service members were assigned to Joint Task Force Summit of the Americas in support of the Secret Service.

General Douglas Fraser, commander of USSOUTHCOM, said he is "disappointed by the entire incident and that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military."

White House spokesman said the president is aware that service members now appears to be involved.

A dispute in a hotel about paying for an extra "guest," possibly a prostitute, started the confrontation that ultimately led to sending home at least a dozen Secret Service agents covering detail of President Obama's trip in Colombia, a senior law enforcement official tells Fox News' Ed Henry.

New details are emerging about the incident at the Hotel Caribe, where the Secret Service advance team was staying ahead of Obama's three-day visit to the country.

A senior law enforcement official said the dispute started when hotel employees witnessed inappropriate behavior.

An employee approached at least one Secret Service agent and demanding that he pay extra money for having an additional overnight guest in his room.

The agent balked, which eventually resulted in a confrontation and forced diplomatic intervention.

The official said the guest involved apparently was a prostitute. It remains unclear whether more agents and more prostitutes were involved.

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Remember when it was just the President who got caught with his pants down?

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SrWoodchuck

WestViginiaRebel! Couldn't access your link...........[probably my computer]

 

I've read where these agents were not directly involved with Obama's protection, but were members of the "Service's" CAT [Counter Terrorism Assault Team] and were mostly young driven men that "worked & played" hard. They were the agents responsible for preparing the visit in Colombia [welding manholes, closing alleys, prepping "over-watch" & rooftop surveillance. Prostitution is not illegal in Colombia in designated areas.

 

You still have to be able to keep a secret.......in the Secret Service, though.

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