Obama’s Secret Service agents accused of misconduct

April 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents accompanying President Barack Obama on a visit to Colombia’s Cartagena city for a summit were sent home for alleged misconduct that involved prostitutes, media reports said.

The agents were replaced Friday by other US Secret Service personnel so that Obama’s security plan would not be affected, Xinhua reported citing MSNBC.

Those involved in the allegations were relieved of duty and sent back home.

The matter was being handled by the Secret Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Another media report said the allegations involved prostitutes.

Obama is in Cartagena for the sixth Summit of the Americas, which is to be held over the weekend.

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