April 27th, 2012
05:38 PM ET

CNN identifies key figure in Secret Service scandal

[Updated at 6:16 p.m. ET] The Secret Service agent at the center of the Colombia prostitution scandal has been identified as Arthur Huntington, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Friday.

According to the sources, Huntington was the agent in a seventh-floor hotel room in Cartagena who had a dispute over pay with an escort.

CNN also learned that Huntington has now left the Secret Service.

Also Friday, the Secret Service distributed new rules for its agents on assignment intended to prevent a repeat of such alleged misconduct, according to two government sources familiar with the resulting investigation.

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  1. aleech

    Im a professional and the thought of clubbing on my employers time is not even on my radar > so now we have to pay someone to make sure our 'best of the best' are on their best behavior?????? …Pres Obama...do what any other employer would do...fire them and set the standard...which does NOT include a chaperone!

    April 28, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. ron

    It's been said that ' the truest measure of a man's character is not that which he does in public, but what he does in privacy'. These fools can't even master the public part- are they even house broken?

    April 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. lou56

    it does us no good to know his name. i just know i would not want him protecting my family. you can't blame obama for bush's mistakes & i dont even like obama eitherr

    April 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
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