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    US Agents Partied on Drug Cartels’ Dime Since 2001

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    The US Drug Enforcement Agency has been embroiled of late in a scandal involving some of its agents soliciting prostitutes and partying overseas with members of drug cartels, but a congressional investigation suggests it had been going on longer than anyone realized - and paid by taxpayer funds.

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding hearings on DEA misconduct, and a summary of an Agency report released by the Committee reveals not only was it seemingly non-stop partying since 2001 — much earlier than previously known — but if and when the agents were reprimanded, it wasn’t for much time: between two to 10 days suspension in most cases.

    "This new internal report describes not one or two isolated incidents, but literally dozens of parties with prostitutes,” Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings said at the hearing.

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