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Secret Service agents recalled for prostitution

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Members of President Obama's Secret Service detail face misconduct charges over "involvement with prostitutes" in Colombia, where the president is participating in the Summit of the America's.

"Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Association, said the accusations relate to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena," according to The Washington Post.

The prositution issue has become something of an international incident. "I'm told by senior official [that] at least 1 Secret Service agent alleged to be involved w/ prostitute in Colombia, Henry tweeted. "Serious enough [that] diplomats [were] called in," he also reported.

A Secret Service spokesman refused to say why the agents had been recalled. "The Secret Service takes all allegations of misconduct seriously," spokesman Edwin Donovan said. "These personnel changes will not affect the comprehensive security plan that has been prepared in advance of the President’s trip."

The entire Secret Service unit attending Obama was ordered back to the United States and replaced with another, according to Henry and Adler.

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