Vince Cefalu and the Road Dog Case
Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:22 PM
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Please give us updates when you can Agent Cefalu!!
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In 2005 ATF Special Agent Vince Cefalu was leading a team of undercover ATF agents intent on investigating and prosecuting the suspect/defendant. A splinter faction of that task force circumvented ATF's efforts because they were determined to use a wiretap, which Cefalu was resisting.
Cefalu reported the illegal and premature methods that were used to sabotage and shutdown the ATF investigation by the overzealous task force agents.
Cefalu's reward for speaking the truth and reporting illegal police activity was for a select few ATF agents with an axe to grind, an agenda to serve and failures to protect; to fabricate evidence, to destroy evidence, to fabricate lies against Cefalu, to transfer him multiple times, to propose his termination, to slander his name and reputation, to commit perjury against him, to unjustly label him as a malcontent and agency ďhaterĒ, and ultimately to idle him in a position with no duty or future.
Who out there could withstand suffering under this treatment for 5 years?
The truth of this matter and the saddest part for ATF is this all of this could have, and should have been avoided. ATF intentionally decided to make things worse rather than fix the problem. ATF executives expected Cefalu to break down and quit. He didn't. Instead of heeding Agent Cefaluís warnings of the illegal activity, ATF executives scapegoated Cefalu simply because he blew the whistle. ATF executives sacrificed the career of a dedicated ATF agent to protect their failures.
Agent Cefalu became an easy and convenient target for ATF to blame and then used all their power and might and attorneys to destroy Cefaluís reputation, finances and career.
The Office of Special Counsel had been poised to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of perjury by ATF agents stemming from the conflicting testimony of SAC Mike Gleysteen, GS Dennis Downs and SA Chris Bort. ATF attorneys asked the OSC to stand down on their corruption investigation pending the outcome of the federal Road Dog prosecution.
With the plea deal that restriction has been lifted and OSC can go to work unimpeded by ATF. The executives of ATF are going to be held accountable for what they did and, in several instances and more importantly, what they did not do.
I do believe that Mr. Melson wants to know the truth. He is now going to get it. To bad that the OSC is going to have be the ones to deliver that message instead of the confidants he trusts to brief him.
To Mr. Melsonís endless denials; retribution, retaliation, reprisal and hostile work environments have been heaped on Agent Cefalu during our Acting Director/Deputy Director's time in charge.
The truth always finds a way to surface if those that are pressing for it remain resilient.
Mr. Melson you need to ask yourself a question. Was watching from the sidelines while a good agent and a good man was crushed on your watch worth it? You could have put an end to this but you sat back and watched.
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