Skip to comments.‘Battle of Bunkerville’ BLM agent no longer works for the agency
Posted on 09/20/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Daniel Love, a former special agent for the Bureau of Land Management, gives a
radio interview during Burning Man in 2015. (Photo: BLM Nevada/Flickr)
A federal agent who had a key role in the armed 2014 Battle of Bunkerville standoff no longer works for the Bureau of Land Management.
Daniel Love had been serving as special agent in charge for BLM in Utah and Nevada in recent years, but is no longer with the agency, according to the Associated Press.
Love still worked there on Aug. 24, when the feds released a report that said hed handed out valuable rocks to colleagues like candy. The rocks, known as moqui marbles, had been held as evidence. The agency had thousands of them valued at between $160,000 to $520,000. The report said Love told a federal employee to get some of the rocks from storage so he could give them out as gifts.
Love served in a command role during the six-day standoff in April 2014 that saw BLM agents pitted against dozens of armed ranchers at Cliven Bundys cattle ranch in southeast Nevada. Nearly 20 people have been arrested in connection with the standoff, and several are awaiting trial.
Earlier this year, lawyers for Bundy cited a BLM report that found ethical violations for a BLM agent they believed to be Love. The report didnt name Love, but hes since been identified as the agent in question. The allegations stem from abuses at the Burning Man festival in Nevada in 2015, for which Love had served in a supervisory role.
We found that the Supervisory Agent violated Federal ethics rules when he used his influence with Burning Man officials to obtain three sold-out tickets and special passes for his father, girlfriend, and a family friend, the report says. In addition, we confirmed that he directed on-duty BLM law enforcement employees to drive and escort his family during the event with BLM-procured, all- terrain and utility type vehicles.
Last months ethics report also accused Love of telling an employee to delete agency emails that contained information requested by a congressman last year.
We were deeply concerned he was manipulating the record. Im glad they dove deep into this, said then-U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Its against the law to change the federal record, particularly when youre motivated to protect your own rear.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah declined to file evidence mishandling charges in that instance, according to reports.
Very typical for that agency.
Makes you wonder what was going on in this guy’s head?
This is a job that a lot of folks really want. I’m sure he had to go through some hoops to get it.
The outdoor is very popular these days, and I’ve know some folks who really coveted a job like this.
Yes, corrupt indeed.
And he loves to be seen in camo packing a gun threatening rural citizens. Arrogant Jackboot idiot.
The BLM is corrupt and the DOJ will not clean it up..................
Very good news.
Hey Sessions when does the indictment come down?
Little acronym collision there? Too many acronyms!
I was rooting for someone to take his arrogant a$$ out at the Bundy ranch in 2014. Jerks like him give all LEOs a bad name. Nice to know he’s got his butt in a sling now. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy - well, maybe Lon Horiuchi.
Not good enough to just let the guy resign. He abused his office & should be prosecuted.
That is what I have always wanted, a job with a corrupt bunch of feds. S/
Didn’t read the article very closely. He seemed to be a Ranger. I think you’re more accurate than I was.
He is a member of the fourth branch of government, a beauracrat with a gun and badge, nothing will happen here. Two sets of laws and the fourth branch answers to no one. Sessions do something, yeah right...
I put Dan Love in the same category as Lon Horiuchi.
Dan needs to be tried and executed for his crimes.
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