WASHINGTON — The international prostitution scandal at the Secret Service claimed its first casualties Wednesday. The agency announced three agents would leave the service, even as separate U.S. government investigations were under way into the incident. The tawdry episode took a sharp political turn when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he would fire the agents involved.
The Secret Service did not identify the three agents leaving the government or eight more it said remain on administrative leave. In a statement, it said one supervisor was allowed to retire and another will be fired for cause. A third employee, who was not a supervisor, has resigned.