WASHINGTON, D.C. - It's being called the biggest scandal for the Secret Service ever.
And now 11 agents and officers have had their security clearances yanked after allegations they brought prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia, just a day before President Obama's arrival in the country.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who's now running for U.S. Senate in Maryland against incumbent Senator, Ben Cardin. Bongino spoke to CNN Tuesday about the allegations.
"Yeah, we've been very open and honest from the start that we had personal relationships with a number of people -- not just family -- but friends involved in the investigation as well," Bongino told CNN. "He is not being investigated for those specific allegations."
CBS News interviewed Bongino about the investigation, but he did not bring up the fact that his brother was on the detail that traveled to Colombia as reported by the Huffington Post.
"He was on the team that made some bad decisions, but multiple witnesses have said he was not a part of the prostitution," Bongino told the Huffington Post. "He is not part of the prostitution investigation."
The Washington Post is reporting as many as 21 prostitutes were brought to the hotel.
The Post reports some of the agents had paid the owners of a local strip club for the women and the next day one prostitute refused to leave the hotel room, saying she was owed another 170 bucks.
( CNN, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post contributed to portions of this article.)
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