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Washington (CNN) -- A Secret Service agent suspected of having a romantic relationship with a Mexican woman is dead of an apparent suicide, a law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.
Prieto could have been in violation of Secret Service protocols if he had not informed superiors about a personal relationship with a foreign national. Such relationships came under a spotlight after agents sent to Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of President Obama's trip earlier this year spent time partying with prostitutes.
Originally posted by cavalryscout
reply to post by doesntmakesense
I think he knew something he wasn't supposed to know. He saw something he wasn't supposed to see. Or he threatened somebody he shouldn't have threatened. So they got rid of him simple as that, it happens more than you think.
Originally posted by doesntmakesense
This case is really mind boggling to me. They seem to provide the reason why he committed suicide, even though that reason is unrealistic. So this guy goes out with a girl hes not supposed to be with, somehow he decides he has to kill himself as a result? Something seems a little off to me, what yall think?
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I find the timing too close the BenghaziGate affair to discount the possibility of being coincidental.edit on 2-11-2012 by Asktheanimals because: added comment
The Secret Service confirmed Thursday that Prieto's death last Saturday is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, along with the medical examiner's office. No official determination of death has been made.
Prieto's access to Secret Service facilities had been suspended while authorities were looking into his apparently unreported and long-term relationship with a foreign national, the law enforcement official said.
"There is nothing to indicate that any classified or sensitive information was compromised as a result of this relationship," according to the source.
.......Secret Servicmembers are immune to depression??