He is the man who singlehandedly heaped disgrace upon the Secret Service, when after a night out on the town, he allegedly tried to pay escort Dania Londoño Suárez just $28 instead of the $800 fee.
Now, the NY Daily News reports, that shamed Secret Service agent Arthur Huntington is offloading his red brick home in Severna Park, Md., but he is not losing his wife, Jolie, who says she plans to stick by him through this disastrous mess.
She has told family members that she won’t abandon her husband of nearly two decades despite the embarrassment and hurt he has caused to her and those closest to them.
“Jolie has said she’s going to make the marriage work,” Pastor Jose Rodriguez, a Rochester, N.Y., minister whose son is married to the woman’s sister, told the newspaper.
Those who know Arthur, also paint him in an entirely different light than that of the man whose antics ignited a worldwide scandal, and they insist that his actions were out of character.
“He wouldn’t do that,” said a female relative who asked that her name not be used. “Not the Arthur that I know. He wouldn’t. They go to church every week.”
“It’s out of character — the Arthur I know, he’s very dedicated to the family, very loyal,” said Teresita Rodriguez, 65, who along with her husband Jose has known Huntington since he was a child.
Arthur and his wife, who were active in their local parish, Granite Baptist Church, have since gone into hiding in the wake of the scandal, with their two sons, aged 12 and 15.
“We hurt for them,” said Richard Lejeune, an assistant pastor. “We hope the best for them and that they are able to weather the storm.”
Meanwhile, the couple have also put their two-story red brick home in Severna Park, Md., on the market.
The colonial tri-level house, which is listed for $465,000, features a neatly-manicured front lawn and an American flag hanging from the front porch. It sits in a tidy neighborhood that is home to many other government employees, including members of the Secret Service and CIA.
Nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and U.S. military personnel were implicated in the humiliating scandal that erupted days before world leaders met in the sinful seaside city of Cartagena
The scandal has prompted the Secret Service to issue hard new regulations, including a ban on visiting with foreigners and a crackdown on heavy drinking.
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