3 More Secret Service Agents Gone

And a 12th has been implicated in the scandal
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2012 5:57 PM CDT
People walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, Thursday, site of the scandal.   (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza)

(Newser) – Some new developments in the Secret Service scandal, from the AP and Washington Post.

  • Three more employees resigned, bringing to six the number who have been forced out so far.
  • That leaves six facing possible punishment, because a 12th agent has been newly implicated. Of those six, one has been cleared of "serious misconduct" but still faces some kind of administrative action.
  • Eleven members of the military, one more than previously reported, have been linked to the Colombia scandal and sent back to their home bases. Of those, six are from the Army, two from the Marines, two from the Navy, and one from the Air Force.
  • President Obama was briefed on the widening investigation today by Secret Service director Mark Sullivan.

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