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Archive for February 22nd, 2013

Weekend Series on Crime: The Russian Mob

NBC Reports on Neo-Nazi Who May Have Been Targeting Black and Jewish Leaders in Metro Detroit

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Sources: D.C. Mayor to Propose Keeping FBI Headquarters in the Capitol

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to propose that federal authorities relocate the FBI headquarters from its outdated building to another part of the capitol, the Washington Post reports.

Sources told the Post that Gray wants feds to move headquarters from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Poplar Point, between Interstate 295 and the Anacostia River.

The federal government is searching for new locations because the FBI has outgrown the current headquarters.

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FBI Agents Are Accused of Bugging Boss’ Office, Buying Sex, Texting Lurid Photos

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

It appears some FBI agents are having a little bit too much fun on the job, internal disciplinary reports obtained by CNN show.

The reports indicate agents bugged a boss’ office, sent naked photos to co-workers, sexted on the job and paid for sex at a message parlor, CNN reported.

The FBI, whose motto is fidelity, bravery, integrity, has been dealing with “a rash of sexting cases” in which agents are using government-issued phones to send lurid pictures and suggestive texts.

“We’re hoping (that) getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors … you can’t do this stuff,” FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN this week. “When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it’s for official use. It’s not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress. That is not why we provide you an FBI BlackBerry.”

Sierra Club Accused Border Patrol of Endangering Wildlife, Environment in Arizona

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The environmental group, Sierra Club, has released a video that shows untold damage from Border Patrol roads cut into the desert through the Organ Pipe National Monument and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona, the Arizona Daily Star reports

Activists say the Border Patrol has far more road than is needed.

Off-roading activities are impacting wildlife “on a huge scale” and causing compacted soil and water channeling, the Star wrote.

Customs and Border Protection denied damaging the environment through a statement to the Star.

“The preservation of our valuable natural and cultural resources is of great importance to CBP and we are fully engaged in efforts that consider environmental impact as we work to secure our Nation’s borders.  The Border Patrol complies with all established laws and reporting procedures in place at National Parks and protected wilderness areas. We are committed to responsible environmental stewardship and look forward to working with interested parties and border residents to accomplish our mission while preserving the environment.”

Border Patrol Agent Who Causes Car Crash Jumps Out to Rescue Other Driver

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent who was injured in a two-car accident while responding to a call in his government-issued SUV Thursday morning collapsed while trying to help the driver of the other car in Corpus Christi, Texas, witnesses told KRIS TV.    

Immediately after the crash, which appears to be the fault of the agent for not yielding, the injured agent tried to help the driver of the other car, KRIS TV wrote.

“The Border Patrol agent pretty much jumped out of his vehicle, the one that’s right there, run around and check on this man right here,” witness Clay Lauer said.

Both crash victims were sent to hospitals but are expected to be OK.

Ex-ATF Official Gregory Lee Holley Sr. Fatally Shot in Suburban D.C. Robbery

Gregory Lee Holley Sr.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
A former ATF agent, who headed up the Detroit office several years ago, was robbed and fatally shot on Wednesday night in suburban D.C., WUSA9 reports.

The station reported that Gregory Lee Holley Sr., 55, of Woodbridge,Va. was shot while he was walking his dog around 9:40 p.m.

When police got to the scene they found Holley on the ground.

Holley was a long time employee of ATF. He began his Federal career with IRS, then later began his ATF career as a Special Agent in Chicago.

He was promoted to Atlanta as a group supervisor and subsequently returned to Chicago in that same position.

He spent several years at ATF Headquarters as a Program Manager and Branch Chief, and was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge and then Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division.

SA Holley was subsequently transferred back to Headquarters in 2003, and went to work for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in 2005, retiring 2009.

If you’d like to post a comment about Holley on this story, please send it to lengela@ticklethewire.com.