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Couple Crashes Wedding, Bride Hunts Them Down

Krista Lamlin posts images of party-crashers on Facebook

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania newlywed was sort of amused to see party-crashers at her wedding—at first. Then she decided to hunt them down, ABC News reports. Krista Lamlin spotted the well-dressed pair at her Jan. 18 wedding reception in Valley Forge, Pa., at a table with her cousins. "They were... More »

Meet Carlos Allen, 3rd Gatecrasher

Sketchy guy hooked up with Indian posse after trip to men's room

(Newser) - What lapse allowed Carlos Allen, the third party crasher, to sneak into the Obamas' first state dinner remains a mystery. What is known is that Allen—who has done everything from designing clothes to selling mortgages to running a questionable charity that existed mainly to throw parties—dressed even more... More »

DC-Area Party Promoter Was Third Crasher

Carlos Allen, 39, got into White House with Indian delegation

(Newser) - A 39-year-old Washington party promoter was the third person to crash November’s state dinner at the White House, a source tells the Post in confirming that Carlos Allen had, along with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, gotten past Secret Service screenings to rub elbows with the Obamas and a host... More »

Before Salahis, There Were Plenty of Other Gate Crashers

Secret Service counts 91 uninvited guests since 1980

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi are hardly the first White House gate crashers to elude the Secret Service, it turns out: There have been at least 91 of them since 1980, according to a secret report acquired by the Washington Post . White House security has been foiled by a long list... More »

Secret Service Agents Face Firing for Salahi Slip

Two agents on leave, face disciplinary action

(Newser) - The two Secret Service agents who let Michaele and Tareq Salahi crash last week’s state dinner have been placed on administrative leave and may be fired, agency chief Mark Sullivan told Congress today. Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, the Secret Service director took full responsibility for the... More »

Salahis Fit In With DC Poseurs

Washington's full of preeners, fakers, and wannabes

(Newser) - The Salahis have finally gotten a real invite to a high-brow Washington event—a Congressional hearing into their infamous party crashing. Surely, the Salahis shouldn’t have been allowed to slip in—it shows a Secret Service “with glaring—and chilling—vulnerabilities and liabilities,” writes Maureen Dowd in... More »

Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Event

No, we didn't, they say, but had no tickets and were booted

(Newser) - The state dinner party crashers have rubbed elbows with Washington's elite before in what one miffed attendee calls “some practice” for the more recent intrusion. Michaele and Tareq Salahi were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner in September, where Obama spoke, and have Facebook pictures to... More »

Tareq Salahi: 'We Did Not Party Crash'

Scandal is 'devastating' to him, wife Michaele, he tells Today

(Newser) - The so-called White House party crashers gave their first interview today, telling the Today Show that they are cooperating with the Secret Service and the case will soon take a dramatic turn. "We did not party crash the White House," says Tareq Salahi. "The truth will soon... More »

Party Crashers Shop Interview

They want hundreds of thousands to tell their tale.

(Newser) - The couple who infamously crashed President Barack Obama's first state dinner are peddling their story to broadcast networks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, a television executive says. The executive told the AP that representatives for Michaele and Tareq Salahi contacted networks to urge them to "get their bids... More »

Gatecrashers Named In 16 Lawsuits

Salahis engaged in numerous court battles

(Newser) - White House gatecrashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi appear to spend a lot of their time in court when they're not trying out for reality TV or sneaking into diplomatic functions. The two are named in no less than 16 civil lawsuits in Virginia's Fauquier County, sometimes as plaintiffs and sometimes... More »

Party-Crashers Got Close to Obamas Before

Photos show them in inaugural box; Secret Service admits mistake

(Newser) - The Secret Service admitted the obvious today, saying that security measures “weren’t followed” at Tuesday’s White House dinner, which a Virginia couple auditioning for a reality show crashed. And, the Washington Post reports, it appears the couple got pretty close to the president-elect during inauguration festivities, even... More »

Va. Socialites Crashed Obama's State Dinner

And, yes, Tareq and Michaele Salahi want reality-TV turn

(Newser) - A wealthy Virginia couple angling for a spot on reality TV somehow talked their way into last night’s White House state dinner despite not being on the list—getting through extensive layers of security to rub elbows with President Obama, India’s prime ministers and scores of other political,... More »

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