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Twelve United States secret service agents have been sent home after allegations of personal misconduct arose at the Summit of the Americas, in Colombia.
A US official, who was not authorized to discuss the situation and asked to remain anonymous, said the 12 agents had been relieved of duty.
Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, had said the accusations related to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena, reported the Washington Post.
A secret service spokeswoman neither confirmed nor denied the claim that the agents had been sent home due to misconduct with prostitutes.
Secret service spokesman, Edwin Donovan, said in a statement on Friday that other agents had taken the place of those sent home and the allegations of misconduct were related to activity before the president arrived in Cartagena on Friday afternoon.
Donovan added the changes to the secret service would not affect the security plan prepared for the president’s visit.
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