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ATF Agent Accused of Gambling with Government Funds While on Duty

Via Wikipedia.

Via Wikipedia.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An ATF agent is accused of using a government-issued credit card to gamble at the casino while on duty.

But the Washington Free Beacon reports that the agent was later promoted and is now a special agent in charge, according to an investigation by the inspector general.

The investigation revealed that the agent “gambled on duty, misused his government travel card to facilitate his gambling, and misused his assigned government vehicle by using it to travel to casinos.”

“By gambling while on duty, the [Special Agent in Charge] SAC violated federal regulations that prohibit federal employees from gambling while on duty,” the agency watchdog said in a summary of the investigation posted Monday. “In addition, the SAC violated ATF policy by, among other things, misusing his government travel card to obtain cash advances to gamble, and using his assigned government vehicle to travel to casinos to gamble, which is not an ‘official purpose’ for which use of the government vehicle is authorized.”

Still, the inspector general reported, the agent was never prosecuted.


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Comment from harry
Time November 30, 2015 at 11:09 am

Steve – why don’t you do a little reporting and name the offending SAC? And please do a follow-up with the penalty imposed, or not. ATF employs 150K/yr public information officers dedicated to the dissemination of propaganda, promotion of virtue & the suppression of vice of will undoubtedly cooperate with you in your quest to inform the public of government abuse.

Comment from cv60pao
Time November 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

its called the McMahon Exemption

PS Is the DOJ IG a toothless tiger ?

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