The following is a list of posts that provide the background on the documents produced as a result of a FOIA lawsuit pending in Federal Court in Dallas.
- Part I: Relevant Background
- Part II: The Secret Service an Agency in Crisis: One Employee’s Account
- Part III: Notice to the Congressional Oversight Committee
- Part IV: Telling Lies is Part of the Culture of the Secret Service
- Part V: The Deception of David Chaney and the Secret Service
- Part VI: Critical Documents Still Missing in the FOIA Suit
- Part VII: Two Pages that Highlight the Culture of Corruption
- Todd Palin Prostitution Scandal: Part VIII David Chaney Admits History With Prostitutes!!!
- Todd Palin Prostitution Scandal: Part IX: The Secretsof the Secret Service Remain a Secret
In September of 2015 an OIG report was identified that revealed the use of taxpayer money for gambling and “adult entertainment”. In that report published in May of 2015, and internal audit revealed that American taxpayers had paid for almost a million dollars in gambling expenses of the Dod, and almost $100,000 spent on “adult entertainment.” Thus it should come as no surprise that the documents produced in my FOIA suit reveal that taxpayer dollars have been spent on alcohol, prostitutes, and repair of government vehicles damaged as a result of agents driving while intoxicated.
Here are the specifics from the documents produced:
000588-Memo of A.T. Smith Oct. 2, 2012 “Investigative Support Division statistics reveal that employees of the SS operating official vehicles have been involved in 466 motor vehicle accidents over the last 12 months. A concerning 113 of these accidents involved an official vehicle striking the rear of another vehicle. Statistics show that the cause of such accidents can be attributed to inattention or distraction of the driver.
It seems likely that many of these examples of driver “distraction” could be attributed to alcohol intoxication of the Secret Service Agents. The documents produced are replete with examples of DUI charges filed against agents. For example:
__________ drove his personally owned vehicle while drunk in the middle of the day, into the Verizon Center. CS was unaware of any disciplinary action.
Alcohol-It appears from hundreds of documents that charges for alcohol consumed from minibars in hotel rooms, and at restaurants is regularly charged to the government by Secret Service. Additionally, it appears that not only is the charge for alcohol routinely charged by Secret Service to the government, but the amount of alcohol consumed is excessive. Here are just a few examples:
000027 – “He estimated that he consumed 10-12 beers and one Mojito during the afternoon and evening of April 11, 2012.”
000033 – “He stated that he consumed 9-13 alcoholic drinks during the evening.”
000037 – “He stated that he consumed approximately nine alcoholic drinks during the afternoon and evening of April 11, 2012.”
000040 – “He consumed 8-10 alcoholic drinks during the evening.”
Prostitution: In Cartagena, the price of sex included various charges. It seems that the prostitution business, legal in Cartagena, includes direct payment to the prostitutes, payment to the clubs where the prostitutes are available, and “overnight” charges paid to hotels where the prostitutes spend the night. While it may be difficult to separate the charges assessed for the prostitutes at clubs where alcohol and food may be consumed, the one clear charge for prostitution, paid for by your tax dollars would be the “overnight” charges assessed by the hotels. From the documents produced, it appears some agents paid the overnight fees with cash or credit cards. Because personal credit card charges have not been produced it is unclear if the agents were using their government-issued credit cards for these charges. What is CLEAR is that some of the agents charged the “overnight” hotel charge for their prostitutes to their rooms. It is also undisputed that the hotel bill in Cartagena was paid directly by the government. What is even more unforgivable is the fact that agents were using prostitutes in advance of the President’s arrival, and they were brought home before the President arrived, because the Secret Service knew of the inappropriate contact of agents with Female Foreign Nationals. Because the hotel bills would have been submitted AFTER the stay, the Secret Service had already been alerted to the inappropriate conduct of the agents, and should have given the hotel bills additional scrutiny. Instead it appears that the “overnight fee” assessed by the hotel for prostitutes to stay with agents overnight was paid with our tax dollars.
Here are just a few documents that verify this conclusion:
000021 …Upon arrival at the hotel his guest signed in at the front desk and he charged the occupancy fee to his hotel bill. They went to the room, had a drink from the mini bar and engaged in ________.
000036 At approximately 1 a.m. he,___ and the three women they met left the club and returned to the Caribe hotel. He signed the woman he met in at the front desk and charged the 50,000 peso guest fee to his hotel bill.
000046 the Hilton Hotel has a policy to register temporary female guests of customers staying in thehotel. A fee must be paid by the customer, and the guest must be present a national identification card. The hotel staff ensures that the guest is over 18 years of age before granting them entry.
000047 hotel policy states overnight guest must pay a 70,000 peso fee.
000758—hotel charged over-night fee to his bill
000818—charges on hotel bill paid by government 95,000 pesos for prostitutes
000821-I have inspectors charge to hotel for prostitute of 95,000
000853-hotel charged fee of 50,000 pesos which I charged to my room
000944—70,000 charged for extra female guest in the room.
No wonder our taxes are so high in America when we have to pay for alcohol, repair to vehicles damaged when agents are intoxicated, and for expensive prostitutes. Perhaps we should be demanding a volume discount?!