His actions sparked one of the biggest scandals in the history of the United States Secret Service. Now, the man, who tried to pay Dania Londoño Suárez just $28 of her $800, has been identified.
Married agent, Arthur Huntington, 41,who lives in suburban Maryland, was outed by CNN as the man responsible for setting off the worldwide scandal.
That encounter with escort Dania Londoño Suárez led to police being called to the luxury Hotel Caribe, and subsequently a major Secret Service investigation was launched and nine agents lost their jobs.
Huntington has left the agency since the incident earlier this month, but the circumstances of his departure are unclear.
The father-of-two, also reportedly put his home in Severna Park on sale last week.
His outing comes as the Secret Service issued a stern warning for their agents based on the scandal in Columbia, and new details that have emerged of other incidents in El Salvador and Russia.
They have issued a new code of conduct barring heavy drinking — even when off duty — and visits to “nonreputable establishments” while on the road.
“All employees have a continuing obligation to confront expected abuses or perceived misconduct,” the agency said in a two-page memo marked “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.”
“In short, consider your conduct through the lens of the past several weeks.”
Sources told the Daily News the new regulations include a ban on drinking within 10 hours of reporting for duty, along with an order that off-duty agents can only drink “in moderate amounts.”
The old rule reportedly ordered agents to cut off their booze intake eight hours before work.*
“Foreign nationals, excluding hotel staff and official law enforcement counterparts, are prohibited from your hotel room,” the new rulebook states.