3 More Agents In Colombia Scandal Out Of Secret Service Jobs, 2 Others Cleared

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CBS News has learned through sources the five remaining Secret Service agents involved in the Colombian sex scandal will be dealt with.

Chief White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell reported Tuesday that two agents will resign; two will be cleared of serious wrongdoing; and one will have his security clearance taken away.

Six other agents had already been dealt with for inapporpriate behavior involving alcohol and prostitutes on a presidential mission to Colombia earlier this month. Of those, four had resigned, one had retired, and one was being fired with cause, although he has the option to appeal the firing under federal rules.

The dozen Secret Service personnel and another 12 military enlistees preparing for President Obama’s visit to Cartagena, Colombia, are being investigated for cavorting with prostitutes. The Defense Department has suspended the security clearances of all the military personnel involved and is conducting its own investigation.

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