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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:05 PM

Secret Service agents lawyer: 'trial by mob' wrong

Secret Service agents lawyer: 'trial by mob' wrong

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-usa-agents-idUSBRE83J03I20120420

By Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON | Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:14pm EDT

(Reuters) - The attorney for some of the Secret Service agents under investigation in a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama's trip, said on Thursday a "trial by mob" was wrong.

Lawrence Berger's comments to Reuters in a telephone interview came after the Washington Post identified the two supervisors involved as David Randall Chaney, 48, in the international programs division, who was allowed to retire, and Greg Stokes, assistant special agent in charge of the K9 division, who has been notified that he will be fired.

Berger, general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, represents Chaney and Stokes, and took issue with news reports describing the three of the 11 agents who are leaving as being forced out.

"Nobody has been involuntarily separated from the agency as we speak today, nobody," Berger told Reuters.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:21 PM

1. Trial by mob? They should've put their job before sexual escapades nt

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:22 PM

2. "involuntarily separated" - a resignation would count as 'voluntarily separated', yes? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:37 PM

3. Yes.

If they leave before they are fired, it is a simple resignation. Tainted perhaps but easier to put on a resume a year from now.

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