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. noworries

    Does anyone really care?

    April 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    Well that sure cleared things up! Ive been wondering who the mastermind was.

    April 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    Lol @ noworries, NOPE!

    April 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    I guess he should go to pickin' school to learn how to haggle. You cannot go from $800, to $30. just not going to happen.

    April 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. noworries

    Are you kidding?????!!!! 800.00 heck you can get one in kalamazoo for like 20.00

    April 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      no kidding no worries. She thought it was $800. he was going to give her $30. Busted because of a language barrier? She went to the police station and reported him. And the chips have fallen where they are, international Ho agents.

      April 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    Lmao @ noworries, a whole herd of em in detroit for $800.

    April 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. noworries

    Must be he used his government mastercard....

    April 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. noworries

    Wait til the little wife sees this article....crucifixion would have been much easier

    April 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I think crucifixion will be less painful than what she probably has in mind....

      April 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    They just said the Huntington is up for sale. oops.

    April 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Huntington home that is.

      April 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    lmao @ scottish mama, wanta bet theres no bids?

    April 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      You might be able to pick it up for pocket change. Maybe he is not married and he can go body surfin"?

      April 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If he went body surfin in the first place he wouldn't be in this mess.....

      April 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. b d

    Is it right to post this man's name?

    April 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      No, but he is a civil servant.

      April 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. carol watkins

    Once again cnn has sunk to gutter level with the inquirer. There was no reason to identify huntingtons home or wife or CHILDREN. No reason to talk to the neighbors. This man hung himself. He lost his job and probably everything else. You seem to want to use the innocents to sensationalize your story. You should be ashamed. This isnt quality journalism.

    April 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. carol watkins

    This type gutter journalism is expected on supermarket tabloids but not on national news. You have targetted the children and the home they live in. Do you have no limit to how low you will sink? How do you think these kids feel?

    April 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sis

    Well, carol, HE should have thought of that before pulling the peeny out, doncha think? HE embarassed more than his family, HE embarassed the USSS.

    April 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. noworries

    New secret service hand book...rule #1 use your head, the other one!!!!!

    April 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
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