DEA Agents Got Prostitute for Secret Service Agent
They tried to destroy evidence, lie to investigators: report
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 11, 2013 2:48 AM CST
In this April 19, 2012, file photo, people walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia.   (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza, File)

(Newser) – The Drug Enforcement Administration's alleged role in the Secret Service prostitution scandal has been confirmed. A pair of DEA agents set up a liaison between a Secret Service agent and a prostitute in Colombia in April 2012, a Justice Department probe that is just now coming to light finds. Another DEA agent wasn't involved in that particular episode, but all three admitted paying for prostitutes and using "their DEA Blackberry devices to arrange such activities."

The DEA agents also attempted to destroy evidence or lie to investigators, according to the report, via NBC News. But disciplinary action is up to the DEA itself; "legal proceedings" weren't deemed necessary. Sen. Susan Collins wrote this week to the DEA to ask why its "administrative actions" on the matter "are still pending"; an agency rep says the issue is "currently under review." But a DEA official has said the Justice Department presented its investigation's conclusions in September of last year.

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CanisMaximus
Jan 13, 2013 2:53 AM CST
At home, I'm sure they are all Good Christian Men. I'm sure they worship their wives and daughters. Which tells me they view the local women as something less than themselves if they are routinely trafficking in prostitutes and who knows what else? To treat women in foreign countries as equals and deserving of respect instead of, say, soliciting hookers and blow might go a little further in "promoting democracy." Like most LEO's, they saw the truth of the situation and became cynical: The Constitution is toilet paper, and you better grab yours while you can and won't get caught. They began to believe they were bullet-proof. If the girl hadn't gone to police, these self-entitled goons would have gotten away with it. It makes you wonder how many more of these twisted misfits are still in place??
Antagonist
Jan 11, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Don't forget that it was paid for by the GSA
reallybig
Jan 11, 2013 10:05 AM CST
WHAT? --- The DEA has always been the "pimps" for the government. --- All the cabinet members and the President and staff get VIP treatment, and under Obama they even supply the drug cartels with hookers and guns. -------- REALLY