DEA Agents Had Sex Parties with Prostitutes Funded by Drug Cartel Money

March 26, 2015   |   Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler
March 26, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, DC — A new Inspector General’s report on sexual harassment reveals that DEA agents engaged in sex parties with prostitutes hired with money from drug cartels. The report is the conclusion of an investigation sparked by the 2012 revelations that Secret Service agents and at least two DEA agents had hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. The Inspector General report reveals these practices were carried out over a period of several years and involved more DEA agents than previously thought.

According to the report, 7 of 10 DEA agents admitted to attending parties at U.S.-leased facilities in an unspecified country (a law enforcement official identified it as Colombia and the report refers to the Colombia incidents elsewhere). A foreign official “alleged providing protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties.” The report also says other foreign officials claimed three DEA agents in particular “were provided money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.”

It summarized:

Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds.

Two of the agents were charged with “obstruction of an official investigation” for deleting text messages regarding the incident. This reflects a deeper problem with agency transparency. The 139 page report stated that the DEA had been uncooperative in releasing information regarding “a particular open case” of sexual harassment:

The OIG was not given access to this case file information until several months after our request, and only after the misconduct case was closed. Once we became aware of the information, we interviewed DEA employees who said that they were given the impression that they were not to discuss this case with the OIG while the case remained open.

Other agencies investigated in the report were the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service. The report found that the FBI, USMS, and DEA often failed to fully investigate claims of sexual harassment. It said the FBI and USMS chose not to investigate some claims at all.

Justice Department spokesperson Patrick Rodenbush stated that

The Department of Justice takes the issues raised in the Inspector General report seriously and…is taking steps to implement policies and procedures to help prevent them from happening in the future.

He added that

The Department is already working with the law enforcement components to ensure a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment and misconduct is enforced and that incidents are properly reported. The department is also committed to ensuring the proper preservation and disclosure of electronic communications, including text messages and images.

According to the Washington Post, the DEA 7 agents who admitted attending the parties were “punished” with suspensions ranging from 2 to 10 days (some might argue that this a lenient punishment for members of an agency tasked with combating the very drug cartels they colluded with).

Stating what shouldn’t need to be said, the Inspector General’s report suggested that the Office of the Deputy Attorney General

…should develop policy explicitly prohibiting the solicitation of prostitutes in a foreign jurisdiction even if the conduct is legal or tolerated, and ensure that all component offense tables include language prohibiting this form of misconduct.

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Author: Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in September of 2014. Her topics of interest include the police and warfare states, the Drug War, the relevance of history to current problems and solutions, and positive developments that drive humanity forward. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.

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  1. This go on more than you people realize, they feel that they are better off spending it than reporting it and loosing it.

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  2. They crooked ass shit

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  3. well governemt employees watching porn on bussiness hours , dod spent 500,000 on vigra and i'm sure they don't just like walking around with a hard on, and the dea partying with cartels and prostitutes, must be nice to have a government job

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  4. and I for one am not surprised, they are following obummers lead in doing illegal things

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  5. these Corrupt Nazi bastards should be put in prison for life and everything they own should be taken away from them and there families. this is the problem in our nation the ones who are supposed to enforce the law are the most corrupt out there. even the FBI will not do there jobs to put the truth out there, there is no honor anymore in our government and law enforcement. this whole damn system needs to be over hauled and get rid of all the bad apples by prison or by the gallows. Semper Fi PS how many lives did these corrupt DEA agents destroy while they party with hookers and gifts from drug cartels. FUCK THEM. there all Nazi's crooks.

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  6. would it make their actions that much more acceptable, because Obama never changed any policies bush had he extended them. so can you tell me why would a republican do any better when they would stoop as low as trying to commit treason

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