UPDATE: Identity Of Third State Dinner Crasher Revealed

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From the NY Daily News:

WASHINGTON – 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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From HuffingtonPost.com:

The Salahis weren’t the only ones to crash November’s State Dinner, the Secret Service now says. A third person not on the White House guest list made it into the event.

“The Secret Service’s investigation into the security events surrounding the Indian State Dinner on November 24, 2009, has revealed that a third individual, who was not on the White House guest list, entered the State Dinner,” says a Secret Service statement reported by ABC News.

The “subject traveled from a local hotel, where the official Indian delegation was staying, and arrived at the dinner with the group, which was under the responsibility of the Department of State. This individual went through all required security measures along with the rest of the official delegation at the hotel, and boarded a bus/van with the delegation guests en route to the White House.”

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