January 10th, 2013
11:51 PM ET

Report: DEA agent made prostitute arrangement for Secret Service agent

By Terry Frieden

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent stationed in Cartagena, Colombia, arranged for a prostitute to have an encounter with a U.S. Secret Service Agent only days before a visit there by President Barack Obama, the Justice Department's inspector general has found.

In a December 20 letter to the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, the inspector general said the agent admitted his role in hiring the woman, while a second DEA agent said he was intoxicated that night and was unable to "recall specifically his involvement."

A third DEA special agent was present for a dinner with the Secret Service agent but was not present at a residence where the sexual encounter took place and played no role in facilitating it, the report said.

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  1. GeorgeW

    Again -another try at ANYTHING other than concentrating on fixing this economy. Taxing the "rich" isn't going to do it, even at a 200% tax. This topic is just another DIVERSION to get america divided and not watching the next $35Billion increase in China trade deficit this next month or the several thousand more jobs being outsourced, or gathering information on the hundreds of thousands of jobs outsourced that our graduating college seniors should be taking, as the IRS continues to allow those expenses for outsourcing to be tax deductible, shirking US payroll taxes, local, state, and federal income tax as well.

    Its also really interesting how this hits the media, just as the gun ban talks run out of gasoline. Why are we wasting our time on any of these laws that are trying to "fix" something that isn't broken. It's our ECONOMY that is broken, largely due to corporations given tax breaks and being allowed to deduct expenses of outsourcing jobs. It's our ECONOMY that is broken, largely due to corporations given billions of tax dollars in federal contracts and being allowed to deduct expenses of outsourcing jobs. Its about having unfair trade policies with China and no protection to the US economy, while the US treasury prints another wheelbarrow of money to buy bread with. Good diversion folks !!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 2:37 am | Reply
  2. wagnertinatlanta

    Well, I guess this establishes the pecking order among law enforcement agencies. Who pimps for the FBI?

    January 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  3. Paul

    This para-story for the public is as about as juicy as a pastchio.
    When the info is declassified it could make a hell of good book or movie.

    January 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  4. Bill Gannon

    Just trying to help the local economy.

    January 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  5. Portland tony

    I'm shocked, simply shocked, a man seeking se xual favours in a foreign country where it's legal.. Usually travelers don't have the luxury of wine(Ing) and dinning young ladies or establishing a meaningful relationship prior to s ex . Jeez

    January 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Reply
    • Luke

      This is true. Poor foreigners.

      January 12, 2013 at 11:14 am | Reply

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