No Charges in Secret Service Scandal

    Members of US Secret Service scan an area as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the One World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Seven U.S. Army soldiers and two Marines are being punished—but not charged—for their involvement in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia. Officials confirmed the news to the Associated Press, though results of an investigation on the scandal and punishment details have not yet been released. U.S. Southern Command conducted the investigation in April after news broke about the Secret Service members’ sexual misconduct, which has tainted the agency’s reputation. The military members who are receiving administrative punishments were aiding Secret Service in preparations for President Obama’s visit to Colombia. Results of a recent, unrelated probe revealed that Treasury Department officials also solicited prostitutes.

    Read it at The Associated Press