Obama Delegation, Secret Service Find Trouble Columbia
A group of secret service agents and officers were relieved of duty and returned home from Cartagena, Columbia prior to President Barack Obama's official visit. The allegations against the American personnel involved prostitution and breach of contract, according to reports by various news agencies.
The early investigation involves approximately twelve Secret Service members and several prostitutes at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Columbia. In addition the the U.S. military has stated that five military personnel assigned to support the Secret Service have been “confined to quarters” in Columbia after they violated curfew and “may have been involved in inappropriate conduct” at the same hotel.
The alleged incident happened Wednesday when a dispute arose between at least one Secret Service member and a woman brought back to his hotel over her request to be paid for services rendered. At least one woman spoke with local police and complaints were filed with the U.S. Embassy.
The local business woman was not engaged in illicit activities, as soliciting prostitution is legal in Columbia. The alleged failure to pay for these alleged particular services rendered may clearly be the biggest double-shaft the secret service has ever done.