Booted Secret Service Agent Looks to Sue

More resignations expected
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2012 8:47 AM CDT
Booted Secret Service Agent Looks to Sue
US secret service agents walk around the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

(Newser) – As the investigation into the Secret Service sex scandal unfolds, one of the agents driven out is set to sue, a congressional insider tells CBS News. Congress expects more resignations in the matter within days, according to Rep. Peter King. While reports have held that three agents have been forced to leave, a lawyer for two of them—David Chaney and Greg Stokes—says that's inaccurate, according to Reuters. "Nobody has been involuntarily separated from the agency as we speak today, nobody," he says.

Though authorities have reportedly told Stokes he'll be fired, he is "vigorously defending himself from any of these accusations and will take full advantage of the administrative process that is available to him," Lawrence Berger says. While some officials fear that the scandal could be symptomatic of a larger pattern, ex-agents tell the Los Angeles Times that's not the case. "My opinion ... is that this is an anomaly," says one. "I never before heard of our folks being involved with prostitutes." (Read more Secret Service stories.)

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