3 Secret Service Agents Survive Inquiry

Of the dozen Secret Service members implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal, three appear to have survived. The Secret Service announced yesterday that three employees would remain, six have resigned, two have been dismissed, and one has retired. But the inquiry is revealing a more complicated story than it initially seemed. While some Secret Service members knowingly took prostitutes back to their rooms, officials tell The New York Times that one officer wasn't aware the woman was a prostitute, and told her to leave when he found out. Another took home a woman who wasn't a prostitute at all. One official says Secret Service rules for misconduct are “kind of vague” when it comes to picking up women in a foreign country. “They said they would have to get back to us on that, and they haven’t.”