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Report: Prostitution Investigator Tied to Prostitute

David Nieland quietly stepped down from Homeland Security in August

(Newser) - The man tasked with heading the probe into the Secret Service sex scandal has been tied to a prostitution scandal of his own. Current and former Department of Homeland Security officials tell the New York Times that David Nieland stepped down after stonewalling the department's inspector general about an... More »

Did White House Cover Up Prostitution Scandal Link?

Washington Post: Senior aides knew about team member's cavorting in Colombia

(Newser) - The Secret Service found itself under the microscope after reported agent sexcapades in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2012. But government documents and interviews unearthed by the Washington Post are now not only identifying a White House advance-team member who also allegedly took part in "after-hours" activities—they also appear to... More »

Commander Gave Up Navy Secrets for Gaga Tix

Federal case takes on Malaysia's 'Fat Leonard'

(Newser) - It has the makings of a Hollywood movie: secrets, bribes, and a Malaysian businessman dubbed "Fat Leonard." A Navy scandal involving prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets continues to unfold, with the AP reporting it's not just a corruption case, but involves "serious national security breaches."... More »

Spitzer: Wall St. 'Desperately' Wants Me to Lose

Would-be comptroller goes on Leno to made his case

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer followed in Hugh Grant's infamous hookin'-boot steps to Jay Leno's couch last night, continuing his string of mea culpas as he looks to re-enter the public arena via a run for New York City comptroller . Leno was to the point, notes the AP , asking the... More »

Alleged Prostitute: I've Never Met Bob Menendez

Also, I'm not a prostitute, she says

(Newser) - At least one of the women allegedly involved in the prostitution scandal swirling around Sen. Bob Menendez denies the whole thing, Politico reports. Yaneisi Fernandez was allegedly hired by Dr. Salomon Melgen, who has ties to Menendez, but she says she's never participated in prostitution and she's never... More »

France Won't Drop Pimping Charges Vs. DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn still faces prostitution-related charges

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have settled his civil suit with a New York hotel maid and seen the gang rape charges against him dropped , but his troubles are not yet over: He still faces aggravated pimping charges in his native France. Judges today declined to drop the charges against the former... More »

DEA Agents Probed for Hiring Colombian Prostitutes

Secret Service scandal spreads

(Newser) - Looks like Secret Service agents weren't the only feds misbehaving in Colombia. The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating three of its agents for hiring prostitutes in the country, sources tell CBS . The investigation of the agents—who have been removed from Colombia—was opened based on information from a... More »

Brazil Prostitute: US Embassy Van Ran Me Over

Says broken collarbone, scarring forced her to quit job as dancer

(Newser) - Leon Panetta on Tuesday revealed a 2011 incident in which three Marines on a US Embassy security team reportedly pushed a prostitute out of a van in Brasilia. And today Reuters has the juicy details, per Romilda Aparecida Ferreira, 31, and her lawyer. They intend to sue the embassy over... More »

Fired Secret Service Agents: This Happens All the Time

Some claim punished unfairly, may fight back

(Newser) - Several agents who were pressured into resigning in the Secret Service prostitution scandal are contemplating fighting for their jobs—and naming names to do it, sources close to them tell the Washington Post . The agents say they're being unfairly punished, because managers have tolerated similar dalliances in the past.... More »

Panetta Reveals Another Prostitute Scandal

Alleged 2011 incident involved Marines in Brazil

(Newser) - What's more shocking than a prostitute scandal? Two prostitute scandals! Defense Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday revealed an alleged 2011 incident in which three Marines on a US Embassy security team reportedly pushed a prostitute out of a car in Brasilia after arguing about—you guessed it—payment. The Marines,... More »

Secret Service Felled When Agent Didn't Pay Hooker

11 agents put on leave, 5 military servicemen accused also

(Newser) - The Secret Service prostitution scandal that's threatening to overshadow the Summit of the Americas came to light after one agent refused to pay one of the women involved, reports the New York Daily News . “The agent said, ‘I don't owe you anything,’ but gave the... More »

Secret Service Agents Sent Home Over Prostitution Scandal

12 are recalled from Obama's trip to Colombia

(Newser) - Up to a dozen US Secret Service agents have been sent home from Colombia, where they were supposed to be providing security for President Obama at the Summit of the Americas, but instead were involved in "misconduct" with prostitutes, reports the Washington Post . Officially, the agency is mum about... More »

Cop Accused of Organizing Orgies for DSK

Officer allegedly brought hookers to Paris, NYC for Strauss-Kahn

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's name has appeared in another sex scandal, reports the Daily Mail . This time, a French investigation into a prostitution racket has turned up a high-ranking police officer who had hoped to lead Strauss-Kahn's protection unit, had DSK been elected French president. That police official allegedly organized... More »

Spitzer Counting on Book, Movie to Revive Career

Ex-governor will attend premiere of sex scandal documentary

(Newser) - The debut of Alex Gibney's untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary this weekend could be kind of awkward—Spitzer's going to be there, and the movie, though sympathetic, doesn't pull any punches when it comes to the Client No. 9 scandal. But Spitzer is embracing it, Politico reports, as a strategic move... More »

Ashley Dupre Strips for Playboy

Talks escort gig origins, Eliot Spitzer

(Newser) - Oh, goody: more (much, much more) Ashley Dupre! The call girl-turned- advice columnist bares all in an eight-page Playboy spread out Friday, the New York Daily News reports. In case you’re one of those people who only reads it for the articles, she also talks about her early life... More »

Vatican Rocked by Gay Prostitution Scandal

Chorister fired for procuring men for papal aide

(Newser) - A member of an elite Vatican choir has been fired for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a senior Italian official who serves as one of Pope Benedict's ceremonial ushers. Wiretap transcripts seen by the Guardian suggest that the chorister provided numerous men—including at least one priest-in-training—to Angelo Badalucci,... More »

Dupre to Ladies Who Judge: You're No Better Than a Hooker

'Get real and get over yourself': Spitzer babe

(Newser) - Ashley Dupre has a message for the ladies out there "who just love to judge" her $4,300 romp with a sitting governor: you're no better than hookers. The onetime Eliot Spitzer call girl blogged a rant about women who look down on her but "target guys with... More »

Spitzer Eying Return to Politics: Insiders

Others close to ex-guv dispute claim

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is tossing around the possibility of a comeback bid, mulling a run for New York state office next year, insiders tell the New York Post. The ex-governor is said to be eying the state comptroller's job or Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate seat. But it’s all informal at... More »

Berlusconi: I Don't Even Like Hookers

Italian PM denies scandal, says call girls aren't to his taste

(Newser) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied that he paid prostitutes who attended parties at his official residences, reports the BBC. Berlusconi told a gossip magazine that the call girl who alleged she was paid over $1000 to sleep with him was "extremely well paid" by a political opponent... More »

Berlusconi Hooker Probe to Quiz 30 Women

Italian PM allegedly told woman to 'wait for me in the big bed'

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors are preparing to question up to 30 women, including eastern European models, as part of a probe into the alleged procurement of prostitutes for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The sex scandal widened yesterday when a photo emerged of two young women in short dresses posing in what appears... More »

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