Note: That would have been Mr. Burke & co. He was a political, not
Key ATF agents in gun case blame prosecutors
Associated Press |
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:38 pm | Comments
Two federal agents at the heart of a failed gunrunning investigation
are trying to shift the blame for allowing illegal buyers to take the
weapons to Mexico.
The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/ID4pla) that lawyers
for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two
members of Congress investigating Operation Fast and Furious.
They argued that from September 2009 until June 2010 federal
prosecutors told the bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents running the
investigation they did not have probable cause to arrest the people
buying the weapons or seize the guns.
Most of the 2,000 guns suspects bought were sold during that time.
The operation was exposed when one of the guns was used to kill U.S.
Border Patrol Brian Terry in December 2010.
Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/key-atf-