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Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up
Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | David Codrea

Posted on 02/14/2013 11:41:27 AM PST by AuntB

A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government, straw purchasers, individual government officials, gun dealers and others deemed to share in responsibility per the complaint.

Gun Rights Examiner has obtained copies of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint and the related docket sheet. On first reading, the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what has already been disclosed by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearings and the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General investigation.

“Collectively, the United States government along with Defendants [is] directly responsible for the decisions made with regards to gunrunning activities,” the complaint charges, citing individual officials including former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Kenneth Melson, former Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Newell, and former Phoenix Groups VII Supervisor David Voth, among others.

The complaint charges the United States government breached its duties “by failing to abide by policies regarding arms export regulations; safe travel; proper oversight of employees; issuing defective vehicles; gunwalking; failing to disclose known dangers involving gunwalking; and Defendant’s continued violations.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; conspiracy; fastandfurious; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalking; murder; murdergate; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/14/2013 11:41:38 AM PST by AuntB
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Zapata lawsuit update via Codrea.

2 posted on 02/14/2013 11:54:30 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: AuntB

There was a secret Obama/Gulf Cartel agreement “Your loads get thru unmolested as long as u give us the 411 on rival Cartel loads...”

This meant rival cartels saw our guys as de-facto “Gulf guys”.

He was working for a Cartel WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT.

3 posted on 02/14/2013 12:20:59 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MestaMachine

I’ll bring the popcorn. Excellent timing to go with the gun issues Obie has been spouting. Also Sequester & Benghazi. Hope it gets interesting rather quickly. I’m suprised “someone” hasn’t jumped HMS Obama ship already.

4 posted on 02/14/2013 12:21:13 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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