Sunday, April 29, 2012
Name of the Secret Service’s Infamously Cheap Agent Revealed
Andre Tartar in New York Magazine:
The federal agent who single-handedly sparked "the biggest scandal in Secret Service history" by being stingy with a Colombian escort was outed yesterday by CNN as 41-year-old Arthur Huntington, a father of two from Severna Park, Maryland, a suburb about an hour from Washington, D.C. His refusal to pay 24-year-old Dania Suarez's $800 or so fee — reportedly, he was only willing to cough up $30 — is what led to a confrontation with police and several other prostitutes in the Cartagena hotel and, eventually, to our nation's current obsession with the after-hours activities of the Secret Service. So far, at least nine agents have been culled as a result, including Huntington, although it remains unclear if he was sacked or resigned.
What else do we know about Arthur Huntington? Well, obviously, his wife runs a neighborhood Bible study and their two kids are home-schooled. A woman who knows the family told CNN: "I know him and his character. I would question the allegations." Their Maryland home has since been put up for sale.
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