The Hotel Caribe in Cartegena, Colombia is shown on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, two days after President Barack Obama departed Colombia following his participation in the VI Summit of the Americas. Members of the U.S. Secret Service had been staying in the hotel to arrange security prior to the president's arrival. Official sources say that 11 members of the Secret Service allegedly brought prostitutes to the hotel. The accused members have had their security clearances revoked and been placed on administrative leave.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has
apologized for the conduct of employees caught up on a Colombia
At a Senate hearing on the scandal Wednesday, Sullivan
apologized "for the conduct of these employees and the distraction
it has caused."
Sullivan is testifying to Congress for the first time since the
scandal erupted in Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of President
Barack Obama's arrival for a South American summit in April.