EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal
24-year-old single mom is known as Dania Suarez, she says agent offered $28 for $800 serviceComments (292)
By Edgar Sandoval In Cartagena, Joseph Straw AND Alison Gendar In Washington / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:18 PM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:47 AM
The stunning snapshots of the sultry Dania Suarez show her cozying up to the camera — and flaunting her considerable assets.
The Daily News was the first to publish photos of the sexy high-priced call girl, a week after she touched off a media maelstrom when one cheapskate agent paid her $28 — instead of the $800 tab they agreed upon for their “date.”
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In one picture, the 5-foot-4 brunette beauty is in a bikini at the beach striking a model pose, with her left hand on her hip and her head tilted in a tantalizing fashion.
The 24-year-old single mom of a 9-year-old son is seen in a different picture busting out of a bikini top while she checks out other customers from her table at a restaurant.
And, in another, Suarez kicks back her leg — a pair of sparkly champagne-colored stillettos on her feet — as she leans over a couch in her best come-hither stance.
Up top, she’s sporting a skin-tight black sweater with a tongue-wagging smiley face logo stretching at her chest.
Suarez’ M.O. was to always dress for a “date.”
“She never told us what she did for a living but it was obvious,” said neighbor Maria Quintero, 31. “She was home all day and left late at night looking very nice.”
- Two of the Secret Service supervisors pushed out by the agency were identified by CBS News as veterans Greg Stokes and David Chaney.
- “Several more people will be pushed out,” said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), boss of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service.
- Investigators were methodically building a case, working to get agents to cooperate. They have not yet extensively grilled the agent who stiffed the hooker — and who was still drunk when they woke up in the morning.
- Investigators were administering polygraph and drug tests to the eight Secret Service employees who are on administrative leave because of their role in the Hotel Caribe brouhaha.
Stokes, a supervisor who handled the bomb-sniffing dogs, was fired. He is fighting to keep his job, exercising his option to appeal the firing.
Chaney, who was allowed to retire, was a second-generation Secret Service agent: His dad, George Chaney, protected President Lyndon Johnson.
Chaney’s Facebook page is peppered with pictures of him on the job.
He’s seen holding the door on an SUV for 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin — and his pals comment about how cool the picture is.
“I was really checking her out, if you know what I mean,” Chaney responded.
He’s also shown in the background at a Palin rally as she waves to the crowd, and again supervising the rope line as she worked the crowd.
Personal pictures show him golfing with buddies and vacationing with family. Bottles of beer and mixed drinks are featured prominently.
White House officials have said the President’s security was not compromised but investigators are looking into whether the agents left sensitive papers in their rooms, where the hookers could have had access to them.
ABC News reported that the men had booked a party space at the hotel expecting a bash for about 30 people. “That allegation is coming from the media, but it is being checked out,” King said.
As the firestorm showed no signs of stalling, Suarez’ neighbors had long suspected she was a high-priced nightwalker.
“I asked her if she worked, she said no,” Quintero said.#
“I asked her if her boyfriend helped her. She said no. Then it hit me.”
Suarez is a quiet tenant who rents a small apartment in a hacienda-style home for about $600 a month. A friend stopped by late Wednesday to pick up her dog, a pug named Valentino.
Another neighbor, Maria Estela Cubides, 45, said Suarez seemed to have a glamorous life out on the town, but kept to herself at home.
“She always left late at night. She traveled a lot, to fancy destinations,” Cubides said. “She never brought guys home. She kept to herself. I’m surprised she did all that noise to get her money. She’s not that kind of person.”
Another neighbor, Dona Betty, said Suarez told people she was a dancer. “She showed up early in the morning, with her heels on her hands,” she said. “We suspected, but she keeps to herself. She is a good mother.”
Meanwhile, the Secret Service, an elite agency which long had a reputation for low-key but lethal competence, has become a punchline.
Spirit Airlines began hawking cheap flights to Cartagena Thursday with an image of a be-suited man sporting dark glasses and an earpiece, surrounded by scantily-clad women. The airline promised “more bang for your buck,” but specified that “upfront payment is required.”