The U.S. Secret Service questioned 220 people over three weeks to determine who was at fault in a Colombia prostitution scandal that led to nine employees being found guilty of “serious misconduct,” the agency’s director said.
An investigation is underway to determine whether any classified information was compromised when U.S. Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia before a summit attended by President Barack Obama, according to two U.S. officials.
Pressure built in Congress for the Secret Service to fire the remaining agents and officers involved in a prostitution scandal in Colombia that may become an election-year distraction for lawmakers and the White House.
The U.S. released a log of allegations of improper conduct made against Secret Service employees during the past decade, including a description of an agent who appeared under the influence of alcohol when he was supposed to be protecting a foreign leader.
A U.S. Secret Service agent involved in a prostitution scandal on a presidential trip to Colombia in April told investigators he earlier solicited women for sex in two other countries, according to a lawmaker.