Former Secret Service agent weighs in on scandal

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The 12 Secret Service agents connected to the sex scandal have all been sent home from Columbia and relieved of their duty for now, amid allegatoins of misconduct involving partying and prostitutes.

''All 12 agents involved in this situation, involving prostitutes, and one of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes and she complained to local police and that is how this all started'', said  Ronald Kessler , the reporter who broke the story.

Bill Albracht of Moline helped protect U.S presidents for 25 years before he retired in 2001, and weighed in Saturday on the Secret Service scandal.

''Anything that takes away or detracts from the mission protecting the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, is a very serious matter'', Albracht said. ''If this is true, you're going to have a lot of those people looking for jobs''.

Albracht says it's important to let the facts come out.