No Charges in Secret Service Scandal

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.