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  • ATF Whistleblower Vince Cefalu Fired

    10/11/2012 3:29:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Allan Lengel
    Veteran ATF agent Vince Cefalu, a whistleblower who became a particularly controversial figure after voicing concern about the failed Operation Fast and Furious, was “unceremoniously” handed his dismissal papers on Tuesday, according his spokesman. An ATF official met him at the Denny’s parking lot in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, near his home, where Cefalu turned in his credentials, said his spokesman Patrick Crosby, a former spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, who now has his own public relations firm. Crosby said Cefalu was fired for “lack of candor.” He did not elaborate. Cefalu has hired an Atlanta law...
  • Grassley, Issa criticize ATF message; editorial nails Issa critic

    07/19/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa are strongly criticizing a video message from B. Todd Jones, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to agency employees that might discourage them from stepping forward as whistleblowers. They sent a letter to Jones on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning, a San Diego newspaper came to Issa’s defense when it labeled a “watchdog” group now demanding that Issa be held in contempt of Congress as being, in reality, a “front group” set up by Democrats “to pursue and defend their interests.” It is the latest chapter in the...