Archive for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

3rd uninvited guest got into White House event

January 5, 2010


— A third uninvited guest made his way into the White House state dinner for India’s prime minister in November, the Secret Service said Monday.

As the Secret Service was reviewing how an attention-hungry couple — Tareq and Michaele Salahi — got into the dinner without being on the guest list, officials discovered that a third person made it through security without an invitation as well. The Secret Service said the man — whom they would not identify — did not get close to the president or the first lady.

The Washington Post, citing an anonymous congressional source, identified the third uninvited guest as Carlos Allen, a party promoter based in Washington.

The Secret Service is investigating the Salahis, and the Justice Department is looking into whether they broke any laws. The Secret Service said the other man they just learned of is now under investigation as well.


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