Secret Service Agents in Colombian Sex Scandal Identified

9:00 AM, Apr 20, 2012   |    comments
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Two Secret Service supervisors being pushed out of the agency amid a sex scandal surrounding a presidential trip to Colombia were identified today by U.S. media outlets.

David Randall Chaney, 48, a supervisor in the Secret Service's international programs division, was the agent pushed to retire Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.

The other agent identified, initially by The Washington Post and CBS News, was Greg Stokes, an assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division who has been notified that the agency wants to discharge him, though he may fight the effort.

A third Secret Service worker, a lower-level official who has not been publicly identified, is resigning.

Lawrence Berger, the general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, told ABC News he is representing Chaney and Stokes but would not confirm their involvement in the Colombia events.

Berger believes someone in the Secret Service, but not the organization itself, has access to sensitive information and is violating privacy statutes by releasing the agents' names.

He added that the men involved in the controversy are getting a raw deal because they are being tried by the media and court of public opinion.

News crews gathered Thursday night at Chaney's home in Ashburn, Va., where a police officer said the family would not speak and said people who stepped on the property would be charged with trespassing.

The identities of the two agents surfaced after ABC News learned some of the prostitutes who allegedly met with Secret Service agents in Colombia have been interviewed by investigators, but U.S. officials are still searching for others.

The investigation is going full tilt, with the eight remaining Secret Service officials facing lie detector tests. More resignations are expected in the coming days as the probe goes forward, according to congressional leaders.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said today that the investigation is "moving with some speed," but he wouldn't say when it is expected to be done.

President Obama is getting regular updates, but he hasn't spoken recently with the Secret Service director, Carney said.

Carney said no staff members involved with the White House West Wing or the president's office were involved.

Meanwhile, the Colombian prostitute who sparked a fight with Secret Service agents that led to the scandal now has a more public identity. The New York Daily News today published four photos of a 24-year-old mother who the paper said is the escort.

The night that the agents met the prostitutes, Secret Service officials booked a party space at a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, before going out to night clubs, hotel sources told ABC News today -- though the Secret Service said it has found no evidence the men booked a room for a party.

The men drank whiskey at a brothel, bragged about working for Obama, and brought women from the club back to their hotel after picking up more escorts, sources said.

 

ABC News

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