By David Jackson, USA TODAY
It looks like it will be a while before the Secret Service lives down the Colombian prostitution scandal.
Fox News is reporting that the service has earned "an 'Animal House' reputation" during President Obama's vacations on Martha's Vineyard.
"Local residents say wild parties, fights and late-night carousing involving Secret Service members have become commonplace in recent years at the Vineyard, a favorite getaway for the first family and longtime destination for upper-crust members of the Northeastern political, media and business establishment," says Fox.
One unnamed resident is quoted as saying: "I expect parties during the summer. People come here to have fun -- they're on vacation ... But I didn't think it'd be Secret Service people here protecting the president."
Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told Fox that the agency "has not received any complaints or information regarding alleged misconduct of its personnel operating in Martha's Vineyard during the summer of 2011. Any information brought to our attention that can be assessed as credible will be followed up on in an appropriate manner."
The report comes a couple of months after reports that agency personnel solicited prostitutes just says before Obama's arrival for a conference in Cartagena, Colombia, led to dismissals, discipline, and public embarrassment.