November 27th, 2009
03:37 PM ET

White House crashers named in 16 civil suits


The Virginia couple accused of crashing President Obama's first White House state dinner on Tuesday are named in at least 16 different civil suits in Fauquier County, sometimes as plaintiffs, sometimes as defendants.

A trawl through court records on Thursday revealed a more complete picture of Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who have left an extensive paper trail in federal bankruptcy and state court filings.

The couple was spotted rubbing elbows with the likes of Vice President Joe Biden and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at Tuesday's dinner, but the Secret Service says they were not invited.

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  1. Tammy, Houma, LA

    The bottom line is this. Apparently the security wasn't what it should have been, and it's embarrassing. Uninvited reality star wannabes crash the President's first State Dinner, take pictures, and make a mockery of it all. What sort of White House is this administration running? If you can't protect your top guy from common nutjobs, how effective are you at protecting him from the real threats that are out there?

    November 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  2. Lori

    Exactly how did they manage to get in if they were notisted guests?

    November 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  3. Tim Gibson

    The side show does not erase the security problem within our own nation. Perhaps all the party goes should have taken off their shoes to enter and the problem would have been resolved.

    November 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm |