US President Secret Service agent dead of apparent suicide

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  1. SajeevJino

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    US President Secret Service agent dead of apparent suicide


    A Secret Service agent suspected of having a romantic relationship with a Mexican woman is dead of an apparent suicide, a law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.The source said Rafael Prieto, 48, was assigned to President Obama's protective detail.


    The Secret Service confirmed Thursday that Prieto's death last Saturday is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, along with the medical examiner's office. No official determination of death has been made.

    Prieto's access to Secret Service facilities had been suspended while authorities were looking into his apparently unreported and long-term relationship with a foreign national, the law enforcement official said.

    "There is nothing to indicate that any classified or sensitive information was compromised as a result of this relationship," according to the source.

    The official said Prieto was involved in an "administrative process" about his connection with the woman but that he was not under investigation by the Secret Service's Office of Professional Responsibility.

    Prieto could have been in violation of Secret Service protocols if he had not informed superiors about a personal relationship with a foreign national. Such relationships came under a spotlight after agents sent to Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of President Obama's trip earlier this year spent time partying with prostitutes.

    "Rafael Prieto had a distinguished 20-year career with the Secret Service that was marked by accomplishment, dedication, and friendships," said Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan. "The Secret Service is mourning the loss of a valued colleague."

    Source: Secret Service agent dead of apparent suicide - CNN.com


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    why
    A 20 year career secret service veteran just offs himself over a romantic fling?
    He must not have loved her very much then.






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  3. spikey360

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    I am sure they are adding another star in the CIA HQ. Nothing is what it seems and there is more to tis than that which meets the eye.
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  4. asianobserve

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    Secret Service agents are not CIA agents. There will be no stars added in the CIA headquarters.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    The thing with spies is, you never know who is who. Only the POTUS knows what the truth was and is, for the rest of the world, everything is open to speculation. One cannot say with verve that he was a CIA, it's just a speculation. Let's not quarrel about the technicalities, because frankly, none of our countries are involved and secondly, no one cares.
     
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    I don't think the CIA will insert a spy in the Secret Service to spy on the President. The CIA might recruit from the Secret Service but once recruited he/she will be assigned somewhere.
     
  7. Victor Sierra

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    Love can kill anyone. Only survivors know that.

    Alas, for such death.
     
  8. W.G.Ewald

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    Not related to the scandal in Colombia then.
     
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    It proves that all secret service agents are hot for Latino chicas:p
     

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