Again, this is a joke to me when you look at the stuff that is ignored. Dick Chase went from the AD of OPRSO, down to position to the SAC of Denver, two steps down, but no lowering of pay. Why? Because he wanted to retire in Montana. He didn't show up for work for two years traveling the nation to get certifications for his next job and working on a private board. Let me be clear. He didn't have an apartment or house in Denver. His residence was in the northern Montana. This guy ran internal affairs and then basically got paid to travel the nation to work on a private board concerning retailer security. The G paid his travel. He did nothing for ATF. You would be shocked to know how many of these SESs do this stunt. The SESs stuck in HQ have no clue how little many of these SACs really do.
OR their SAC conferences in nice locations rather than HQ where half the SESs live. Wasted money so they can go somewhere nice at the nice time of year. Trust me, every LE conference I've ever attended is in the off season for that location. Phoenix in July.
I'm not saying Charlie didn't screw up, but when you look at what Sweeto did, stealing personnel files to set up his next business or Kelvin having sex in the office or JT leaking information of sensitive technology for undercover or the SAC in Boston not showing up for work for 6 months after Sandy Hook - this is just a joke.