AIDS Relief Coordinator/Foreign Aid Programs Head Resigns After Surfacing in Escort/Prostitution Ring Investigation

Randall Tobias, head of the Bush administration’s foreign aid programs and coordinator of global AIDS relief, abruptly resigned Friday after his name surfaced in an investigation into a high-priced escort/call-girl ring. Deborah Jeane Palfrey owns the escort service and has been charged with running a prostitution ring in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

Tobias held two titles: Director of U.S. foreign assistance and Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. His rank was equivalent to Deputy Secretary of State.

Developing …