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Archive for November 17th, 2014

FBI Agents Association Voices Support for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch seems to be getting a fair share of support from the law enforcement community.

The FBI Agents Association issued a statement after her nomination by President Obama:

“The FBIAA appreciates the importance of Attorney General leadership, and we look forward to working with Ms. Lynch, who has been a strong supporter of FBI Agents from her days as a trial attorney to her time as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York”

DEA Investigations NFL Football Teams over Allegations of Mishandling RX Drugs

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The DEA is investigating claims that NFL teams have mishandled prescription drugs.

Boston.com reports that agents showed up unannounced Sunday to examine the medical staffs of three away teams – San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks.

The extent of the investigation remains a mystery, and no arrests were made Sunday.

‘‘DEA agents are currently interviewing NFL team doctors in several locations as part of an ongoing investigation into potential violations of the (Controlled Substances Act),’’ Payne said.

The investigation involves questions about NFL teams’ compliance with federal law when it comes to controlled substances. No teams were specifically targeted.

‘‘Our teams cooperated with the DEA today and we have no information to indicate that irregularities were found,’’ NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is heading up the probe.

The investigation follows complaints from former NFL players who allege violations of federal drug laws.

 

 

Justice Department Concerned About Amount of Fraud in Military

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Justice Department isn’t exactly having trouble finding fraud in the military, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Take Fabian Barrera, who made $181,000 by claiming he recruited 119 people into the military. Barrera, who was sentenced to at least three years in prison lat month, never referred any of the recruits.

With multiple conflicts worldwide, the military has a lot of money that is being questionably spent, the Justice Department has found. Cases include bribery and steering contracts to select businesses.

“The schemes we see really run the gamut from relatively small bribes paid to somebody in Afghanistan to hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of contracts being steered in the direction of a favored company who’s paying bribes,” Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said in an interview.

Over the past few months, four retired and one active-duty Army National Guard officials have been charged in connection with bribery and kickback schemes.

County Workers Find Rare Documents Signed by Famous FBI Agent Melvis Purvis Jr.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two county workers shuffling through old boxes in a northeast Ohio courthouse made a rare discovery – documents signed by famous FBI Agent Melvis Purvis Jr., who tracked down John Dillinger and other gangsters in the 1930s.

The documents inside the Summit County courthouse attic include depositions signed in 1927 by Purvis, who was a lawyer at the time.

“He’s certainly one of those interesting characters in our past,” FBI historian John Fox said.

A county worker recognized Purvis’ name from the 1973 movie “Dillinger.”

Increasing Crime Prompts FBI to Open Permanent Office in North Dakota Oil Patch

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

North Dakota’s oil boom has brought with it an upswing in crime.

To combat the rising crime, the FBI is opening a permanent office in northwest North Dakota, the Associated Press reports.

The crime is fed by a population increase and has included human and drug homicides and organized crime.

Although the FBI has offices in Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot, they are still a long drive to the northwest part of the state .

The last time the FBI opened a new satellite office was in New London, Conn., in 2006.

The office is expected to include four agents, an analyst and clerical staff.

“We aren’t expecting them to come and save us from anything,” said Williams County Sherriff Scott Busching. “We don’t need saving; we need help.”

 

 

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Worried about Lone Wolf Attacks

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson worries about the threat posed by lone wolf terrorists.

“We have to be vigilant against an independent actor here in the homeland who might choose to strike at any moment,” Johnson told CNN’s Barbara Starr in an interview at the Reagan National Defense Forum Sunday.

Homeland Security officials are finding less predictable recruitment patterns.

“Core al-Qaeda was a relatively traditional command and control structure where someone would be recruited, they train at an overseas camp and then they’d be sent to commit a terrorist attack,” Johnson said.

“The new phenomenon that I see that I’m very concerned about,” Johnson continued, “is somebody who has never met another member of that terrorist organization, never trained at one of the camps, who is simply inspired by the social media — the literature, the propaganda, the message — to commit an act of violence in this country.”

To effectively crack down on the lone wolfs, Johnson said local and star law enforcement have to be involved.

“I’ve made this a personal part of my agenda” he said, “by traveling to a lot of community-based organizations around the country, many of them Islamic based, and the dialogue is interesting.”

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