The Los Angeles Times, 18 April 2012
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18 avril 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama has confidence in the Secret Service director, his spokesman said Tuesday, as a prostitution scandal widened with allegations that at least 20 women joined members of the U.S. advance team arranging security for the president's visit to Colombia last weekend.
Sen. Susan Collins
(R-Maine), who was briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, told reporters that "20 or 21 women foreign nationals were brought" to the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, where the Secret Service and other members of the advance team were staying. The Secret Service is investigating 11 agents and the Pentagon is investigating 10 military personnel — five Army Special Forces soldiers, two Marines, two Navy personnel and one member of the Air Force — for alleged misconduct. The inquiry may broaden to include other military personnel who stayed at the hotel, an official said.