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Secret Service to Get First Female Director

Julia Pierson picked by Obama to take over scandal-hit agency

(Newser) - The Secret Service is getting a historic change at the top: President Obama has picked the first woman to lead the agency, reports the Washington Post . Julia Pierson, 53, began working as an agent about 30 years ago and eventually moved up to her current post as chief of staff.... More »

Report: Secret Service Chief Faces Perjury Charge

Office of Inspector General may be eying charges

(Newser) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan may soon be hit with perjury charges over his agency's prostitution scandal . Sources tell Fox News that an investigation from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general indicates that Sullivan may have lied to Congress, and that the inspector general has been talking... More »

Secret Service Boss: Sorry About the Hookers

Senate panel airs 64 sex misconduct cases

(Newser) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testified on Capitol Hill today, apologizing for the first time for the Colombian prostitution scandal—even as the Senate Homeland Security Committee brought new indiscretions to light. Employees "did some really dumb things," Sullivan said, assuring lawmakers that the behavior "is not... More »

Secret Service Agents Fight Dismissal

Director to testify that sex scandal didn't threaten security

(Newser) - Four of the Secret Service agents forced out of their jobs over the Colombian sex scandal have decided that they're not going down without a fight, the Washington Post finds. The agents claim that they are being made scapegoats for behavior the agency has long tolerated . And so they'... More »

21 Prostitutes May Have Visited Secret Service Hotel

9 military personnel now suspected in scandal

(Newser) - Up to 21 prostitutes may have joined 11 Secret Service agents and not five but as many as nine military personnel in their hotel in Colombia , officials now say. As those numbers tick up, other numbers emerge—related to the payment that brought the scandal to light. The Washington Post... 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 »

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