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#1 Jaime3

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

I hope this GAO Audit shows how ATF Managers are guilty of crimes that go unpunished.

In the ATF directive ATF O 8610.B,
Exhibit 6, Conduct Prejudicial to the Government doesn't it say if a Manager or Supervisor retaliates against an employee, the only remedy is removal?

I wonder how many ATF Managers and Supervisors have been found to have retaliated but not receive this punishment?

I'm sure this is something Congress is very interested in and I can't wait to see the outcome of the ATF not following their own Directives!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Word bouncing around the street is that ASAC George Gillette was the subject of allegations, or pending charges of felony fraud related to failure to pay a lawful debt. Rumors continue to swirl that, Bill Newell intervened after being contacted by the Phoenix D A or Chief of Police to prevent formal filing. If so, did Newell notify HQ as required by ATF/DOJ policy? Did Jones, Brandon, Turk or Gleysteen sign off on keeping the allegations OFF THE RECORD? Did Gillette report the lawful debt on his annual financial as required by ALL managers? Was the firearm that showed up at a cartel homicide the ONLY firearm he purchased and cannot account for? The Agency should STOP wasting time trying to redirect the publics attention away from the corrupt practices at the highest level in ATF and start CLEANING HOUSE.

There is more on this from Fox News: http://www.foxnews.c...d-beauty-queen/
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How did a gun belonging to a former assistant special agent in charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives end up at a crime scene in Mexico where five died, including a Mexican beauty queen?
That's the question being asked by congressional investigators and ATF officials in Phoenix.
A FN Five-Seven semi-automatic pistol, a high powered handgun originally
restricted to military and law enforcement customers, was recovered by Mexican police at the scene of a Nov. 23 shootout between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican military.
Records show the gun was purchased in January 2010 by George Gillett, the former No. 2 in the ATF office in Phoenix. Gillett now works at ATF headquarters in Washington as a liaison to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Gillett purchased the weapon at Legendary Arms, a Phoenix gun store. On the federal form 4473 used to buy the gun, Gillett used the ATF office address, 201 East Washington, and said "Apt 940." On subsequent purchase, Gillett used a commercial address, that of a strip mall.

Both actions are illegal, since ATF regulations require buyers use their residential address.
"Lying on form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines," Sen. Charles Grassley said in a letter Wednesday to Michael Horowitz in the Office of Inspector General. "I request that you initiate an investigation into these matters and that you specifically examine whether Mr. Gillett was the purchaser as indicated by these documents, why the forms list multiple, inaccurate residential addresses while purchasing the weapons, and how the weapon purchased on January 7, 2010 ended up in Mexico."
Gillett's gun was found in Sinaloa after a gun battle that killed Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Gamez. Gamez was reportedly fighting alongside the cartel. Police found a weapon similar to an AK-47 and some 50 bullets next to her body. Another weapon found at the crime scene was traced to a Uriel Patino, who illegally bought more than 600 guns and is a main suspect in the controversial Operation Fast and Furious run out of the Phoenix office of the ATF.
"Why would the assistant in charge of that office be buying guns in the first place?" Grassley said in an interview with Fox News. That would raise the question of the extent to which that person might be involved in the gun trafficking that was going on and profiting from it. ... These are legitimate questions."
Gillett didn't respond to a request to comment for this story, though he has confirmed in other news interviews that he bought the gun, saying he later sold it on the Internet.

So is the article trying to say that Gillett maybe sold HIS personal weapon to Patino?

Was the FN 57 bought with taxpayer funds or Gillett's own money?



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

To understand just how deeply corrupt and unlawful ATF/DOJ have actually become, it is absolutely critical to recognize that the key players in this unbelievably inexcusable, ever-worsening fiasco (i.e., McMahon, Newell, Gillett, et al.), are the very same ATF executives that previously, among other things:
  • Unlawfully refused to protect Special Agent Jay Dobyns from validated threats from criminal organizations and gang members to murder he and is family, infect him with HIV, videotape the gang rape his wife and daughter, etc. In fact, they sat back and gleefully watched as one of their own federal agent's house was predictably torched while his family was asleep inside, and then not only refused to investigate, but attempted to frame Jay himself as the arsonist. These are not "exaggerations" in the slightest...these things actually happened. The criminals (I'm talking about the ATF managers) deliberately hung Jay and his wife and children out to dry. George Gillett, the now utterly-disgraced, soon-to-be federal convict, ex-ASAC, was knee-deep in the efforts to personally destroy Jay and his family, and now it's time to pay the piper, dirtbag. It's a national tragedy to be sure, but I for one will not be shedding a tear over this man's long-overdue comeuppance, nor that of his equally culpable peers such as Bill Newell, etc.
  • Viciously attempted to intimidate, financially ruin and personally destroy (all unsuccessfully, I might add) Special Agent Vincent Cefalu for doing nothing more than upholding his sworn oath of duty (albeit, in Vince's inimitable f***k-you!" style). Senior ATF managers then committed multiple acts of felony perjury, destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, and numerous prohibited personnel practices in an attempt to annihilate Vince while covering their own slimy asses. To their great surprise and despite the best efforts of these heartless, self-serving lawbreakers and their disgusting "legal" attack dogs (ATF's Chief Counsel's Office), it hasn't worked. They finally gave up on any pretense of "legality" and tried to fire Vince (for completely fabricated nonsense that, even if it were "true", isn't in the same universe as the countless acts of malfeasance, fraud, misuse of government assets, gross negligence and felony perjury committed by a legion of ATF managers who were not fired or even slightly disciplined, but rewarded with bogus promotions and awards over the last 5 years alone). On the contrary, Vince, with help from OSC/MSPB and others, has shoved up right up their collective asses and will inevitably win his case, because the whole thing is nothing but a completely malicious and illegal hit job. Bill McMahon was one of the key officials who orchestrated this reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds, and he could not possibly be more soundly discredited. Wait, what am I saying? Let's see what comes out in the news in the coming weeks.
This entire ATF/DOJ mess, including "Fast & Furious" and many other equally outrageous cluster-****s should, if there is any justice left on this planet, go down as the quintessential example of out of control governmental corruption and ineptitude. And if our Senate and Congress still have any useful meaning, the Department/Bureau should be forcibly compelled to amicably settle the Dobyns and Cefalu cases without any further delay. And all of the responsible miscreants, from top to bottom, should be immediately fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

There is more on this from Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.c...d-beauty-queen/


How did a gun belonging to a former assistant special agent in charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives end up at a crime scene in Mexico where five died, including a Mexican beauty queen?
That's the question being asked by congressional investigators and ATF officials in Phoenix.
A FN Five-Seven semi-automatic pistol, a high powered handgun originally
restricted to military and law enforcement customers, was recovered by Mexican police at the scene of a Nov. 23 shootout between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican military.
Records show the gun was purchased in January 2010 by George Gillett, the former No. 2 in the ATF office in Phoenix. Gillett now works at ATF headquarters in Washington as a liaison to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Gillett purchased the weapon at Legendary Arms, a Phoenix gun store. On the federal form 4473 used to buy the gun, Gillett used the ATF office address, 201 East Washington, and said "Apt 940." On subsequent purchase, Gillett used a commercial address, that of a strip mall.

Both actions are illegal, since ATF regulations require buyers use their residential address.
"Lying on form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines," Sen. Charles Grassley said in a letter Wednesday to Michael Horowitz in the Office of Inspector General. "I request that you initiate an investigation into these matters and that you specifically examine whether Mr. Gillett was the purchaser as indicated by these documents, why the forms list multiple, inaccurate residential addresses while purchasing the weapons, and how the weapon purchased on January 7, 2010 ended up in Mexico."
Gillett's gun was found in Sinaloa after a gun battle that killed Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Gamez. Gamez was reportedly fighting alongside the cartel. Police found a weapon similar to an AK-47 and some 50 bullets next to her body. Another weapon found at the crime scene was traced to a Uriel Patino, who illegally bought more than 600 guns and is a main suspect in the controversial Operation Fast and Furious run out of the Phoenix office of the ATF.
"Why would the assistant in charge of that office be buying guns in the first place?" Grassley said in an interview with Fox News. That would raise the question of the extent to which that person might be involved in the gun trafficking that was going on and profiting from it. ... These are legitimate questions."
Gillett didn't respond to a request to comment for this story, though he has confirmed in other news interviews that he bought the gun, saying he later sold it on the Internet.

So is the article trying to say that Gillett maybe sold HIS personal weapon to Patino?

Was the FN 57 bought with taxpayer funds or Gillett's own money?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

The plot thickens....

Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.

The discovery of the two firearms – an AK-47 assault rifle and a 5.7 mm. pistol – provides new evidence that the nearly 2,000 weapons lost under Fast and Furious, and others, continue to flow freely across the U.S.-Mexico border and probably will be turning up at violent crime scenes for years to come.

The purchase by the supervisory agent, George Gillett of ATF's Phoenix field office, is now under review by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s Office, which earlier this year found major systemic problems with both ATF agents and supervisors for Fast and Furious, sources said.

In a brief interview Wednesday, Gillett declined to discuss why he purchased the FN Herstal pistol in January 2010 or how it ended up in the fatal shooting in Mexico. When he bought the pistol, he gave his address as the Phoenix ATF field office."

See the Los Angeles Times story here.

More from CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson:

"Gillett has acknowledged to CBS News that it was likely his weapon, but says he sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet."

See the CBS story here.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

After all that has occurred, including a Federal Agent being slaughtered, why are we (ATF and DOJ) trying to hide information from Congress? Word is, the fact that another "Operation Fast and Furious" gun has been recovered was intentionally concealed from the Chair of the Senate Judiciary.

What else has been covered-up?

President Obama referred to our not having a permanent Director as being one of the issues. To make that claim, he must admit that the prior Acting Directors were incompetent. After all, we have run this Bureau for 40+ years with acting RACs, ASACs, SACs, etc.Why are Acting Directors allowed to so miserably fail without consequence?

Operation "Fast & Furious" Weapon Found at Murder Scene of Mexican Beauty Queen
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A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.

Authorities had said that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and that an automatic rifle had been found near her body after the Nov. 23 shootout. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was found at the scene in Sinaloa.

CBS News learned the Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle found near her body was purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010. Patino is a suspect who allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s watch. The “Fast and Furious” operation was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but agents lost track of about 1,400 of the more than 2,000 weapons involved. Authorities say the ring was believed to have supplied the Sinaloa cartel with guns. Mexico’s drug cartels often seek out guns in the U.S. because gun laws in Mexico are more restrictive than in the U.S.

Some guns purchased by the ring were later found at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States. The operation came to light after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010 by marijuana smugglers who used guns from the “Fast and Furious” operation. Federal authorities who conducted the operations have faced tough criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers for a smuggling ring to walk away from gun shops in Arizona with weapons, rather than arrest them and seize the guns.

Several Republicans have called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder due to the botched operation.
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