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1st convictions from Fast and Furious gun probe
KPHO ^ | Jan 24, 2012

Posted on 01/25/2012 5:02:03 PM PST by george76

Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that were destined to be smuggled into Mexico, the first convictions in the federal government's botched Operation Fast and Furious.

The men were so-called "straw buyers" who acknowledged purchasing guns that they knew were headed to Mexican drug gangs.

The goal of the federal government's investigation was to catch weapons-trafficking kingpins, but firearms agents lost track of many weapons they were trying to trace to smuggling ringleaders, and some guns ended up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S.

Jacob Wayne Chambers and Jacob Anthony Montelongo each pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a conspiracy charge. Montelongo also pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license.

The pair admitted being part of a 20-person smuggling ring that is accused of running guns into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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Trial for the remaining alleged ring members is set for Sept. 25. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

(Excerpt) Read more at kpho.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; botched; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; obama

1 posted on 01/25/2012 5:02:05 PM PST by george76
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To: george76
Jacob Wayne Chambers and Jacob Anthony Montelongo

The Two Jakes?


2 posted on 01/25/2012 5:05:49 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; 2nd amendment mama; Travis McGee

The two guns that mortally wounded Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry weren’t purchased by Chambers and Montelongo — instead were bought by another ring member.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 5:06:59 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

When does Sec Holder get convicted??? That’s what we’re witing for.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 5:06:59 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

This is cute. Prosecute the buyers and overlook the sellers. Pfft. Is this supposed to make the boo boo all better, fellas?
PING!


5 posted on 01/25/2012 5:08:56 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: george76
Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that were destined to be smuggled into Mexico, the first convictions in the federal government's botched Operation Fast and Furious.

Botched???? Nope. Fast and Furious was uncovered. Until that happened it was running smoothly and per plan - the guns were moving South.

I wonder, when the first sentence in an article is a basically a lie, should I read on or just call it quits?

6 posted on 01/25/2012 5:09:31 PM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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7 posted on 01/25/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: King Moonracer
There it is again

"BOTCHED"

8 posted on 01/25/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by gaijin
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To: george76

A kamikaze plunges his aircraft into a carrier:

Botched?

Destructive, sure. BOTCHED?


9 posted on 01/25/2012 5:18:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: george76

It is a start..hope they do not take the fall for the rest of them.


10 posted on 01/25/2012 5:21:06 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: george76
Botched botched botched.

"We must imprint this word in the sheeples' minds."

- DNC Talking Point Committee.

11 posted on 01/25/2012 5:21:15 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: george76
Six Phases Of A Project:

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  2. Total Confusion

  3. Disillusionment

  4. Search for the Guilty

  5. Punishment of the Innocent

  6. Promotion of the Non-participants


12 posted on 01/25/2012 5:36:29 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: MestaMachine

Most of the sellers were instructed by BATFE to go through with the sales. Thankfully, several of the shops recorded the exchanges.

This is the crap that the industry has to deal with from BATFE. Our regulatory agency has no checks and balances and is very hostile to us. EVERYTHING is recorded in my shop. We have to do that because BATFE has been caught trying to plant evidence, stealing, lying, and much, much more in their interactions with the industry. We’re not taking any chances.

Don’t blame the sellers when the regulatory agency tried to frame them. BATFE needs to go away and never come back. They’ve committed economic terrorism to many members of the industry and they are currently violating Constitutional and Federal law by not applying their rulings equally under the color of law.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:20 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: george76

Sacraficial lambs to appease the masses?

Pass. Give me Holder stew.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:42 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

Plea bargains? For intel?


15 posted on 01/25/2012 6:07:18 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: george76
Two Mules for Sister Janet!

BFD

16 posted on 01/25/2012 6:15:10 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: BCR #226

“Most of the sellers were instructed by BATFE to go through with the sales.”

I know. I wasn’t speaking of the gunshop owners. I was speaking of the atf and holder, et al. This includes anyone who had anything to do with this in any fed agency and the state department. I would also include obama who HAD to have signed off on this for myriad of reasons.
That’s who I meant by sellers, not the poor schmucks they would have tried to frame.


17 posted on 01/25/2012 9:34:40 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: BCR #226

“Our regulatory agency has no checks and balances and is very hostile to us. EVERYTHING is recorded in my shop.”

G-d bless you, man. I have been following this story since day one...and investigating government corruption far longer than that...even before joining FR. It is far worse than most people would ever believe if they have never experienced it. More likely, they HAVE experienced it and simply don’t know it.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 9:45:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: george76

When do we see the prosecution of those FEDERAL AGENTS & UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S that were involved in the ordering of Fast & Furious ??? Answer: NEVER!!!


19 posted on 01/25/2012 11:16:11 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: MestaMachine

Ah, I get ya. Yeah, we’re working on going after the criminals in DOJ over this. The industry is happy to work with Rep. Issa on this matter should he need our assistance in any way.

We’ve also noted a very vengeful attitude being shown by ATF right now. We believe they are about to engage in an agency level economic and regulatory terrorism campaign against much of the industry.

It’ll get much worse before it gets fixed. But ATF isn’t making matters any better for themselves by doing what they are doing. They’re going to face what will basically be an open revolt against them by the industry. They’re going to be watched like hawks on a mouse when ever they interact with the industry where ever it may be.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 5:11:14 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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21 posted on 01/26/2012 1:43:42 PM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: george76
These prosecutions support the official story and make it line up with Bush's "Gunrunner": sales were made, buyers took items up the chain to the border but not across the border. Sting worked, baddies caught & convicted, items retrieved, back pats & promotions all around, opposition exposed for the raving loons they [allegedly] are. Fits the story, makes Holder & pals look good. Distractive cover.
22 posted on 01/26/2012 1:57:04 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: CedarDave

Again, thanks for the ping, Dave.

Of course the little fish will get prosecuted. The ringleaders in Washington DC, will unfortunately skate.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 4:05:29 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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