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New Zealand Officials: Pole-Dancing Prostitutes Wrecking Road Signs

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Officials in Auckland, New Zealand, are crying foul at the city's prostitutes who, it's claimed, are bending road signs out of shape by advertising their wares with al fresco pole-dancing demos.

More than 40 poles have been damaged in the shady area known as Hunter's Corner at significant cost to the city, the U.K. Telegraph reports.

"Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles," said Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board member Donna Lee.  "The poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them.  Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people."

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Colombian Prostitutes Are Interviewed by Investigators

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) -- Some of the prostitutes who allegedly met with Secret Service agents in Colombia have been interviewed by investigators, but U.S. officials are still searching for others, ABC News has learned.

So far, one Secret Service supervisor implicated in the case has retired, and a lower-level official is resigning. The Secret Service is trying to fire one supervisor, but he is expected to appeal the removal.

The investigation is going full tilt, with the eight remaining Secret Service officials facing lie detector tests. More resignations are expected in the coming days as the probe goes forward, according to congressional leaders.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the investigation is "moving with some speed," but he wouldn't say when it is expected to be done.

President Obama is getting regular updates, but he hasn't spoken recently with the Secret Service director, Carney said.

Carney said no staff members involved with the White House West Wing or the president's office were involved.

Meanwhile, the Colombian prostitute who sparked a fight with Secret Service agents that led to the scandal now has a more public identity. The New York Daily News Thursday published four photos of a 24-year-old mother who the paper said is the escort.

The night that the agents met the prostitutes, Secret Service officials booked a party space at a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, before going out to nightclubs, ABC News reported Thursday. The men drank whiskey at a brothel, bragged about working for Obama, and brought women from the club back to their hotel after picking up more escorts, sources said.

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German Prostitutes Required to Feed 'Tax Meters'

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BONN, Germany) -- Prostitutes in Bonn, Germany are being treated like parked cars -- they're now required to put money into a parking meter-like machine while working the streets or face a fine, The New York Times reports.

Hookers pay income tax in Germany, but because compliance is difficult to enforce with the ladies of the night, the city decided to track prostitutes and the hours they work by setting up so-called “sex tax meters” that require them to purchase a ticket for $8.72 per night.   

Any hooker caught without a valid ticket will first be reprimanded and then fined.

Bonn residents have complained in recent years about an increase in prostitution, forcing the city to set up so-called “consummation areas” -- wooden parking garages where customers in automobiles can hook up with the ladies.

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