Apr 18

U.S. agents, military brought up to 21 women to Colombia hotel: senator (Reuters, Apr 17, 2012):

As many as 21 women were brought back to a hotel in Colombia by U.S. Secret Service and military personnel in an incident last week involving alleged misconduct with prostitutes, U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday.

Collins was briefed by the director of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, on Monday evening. “There are 11 agents involved. Twenty or 21 women foreign nationals were brought to the hotel, but allegedly Marines were involved with the rest,” the Republican senator said in comments emailed to Reuters.

More details about the incident that marred President Barack Obama’s weekend trip to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia emerged on Tuesday.

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