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Tag: internal investigation

ATF Agents Accused of Impersonating Landlord to Turn On Electricity in Storefront Stings

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Undercover ATF agents renting a storefront had their energy shut off by the landlord because they exceeded their monthly allotment.

The agents responded by getting the landlord’s account information and calling the electricity company pretending to be him, an internal investigation revealed, the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Account statements were improperly taken and information contained in one of those statements was improperly used to impersonate the landlord in a telephone conversation with the electric power provider,” according to the report, prepared by the ATF’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations.

The ATF investigation is part of a larger probe involving blundered storefront stings.

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Loaded Handgun Found in Denver Airport Bathroom Belonged to DEA Agent

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A DEA agent left a loaded .45-caliber Glock handgun on the back of a toilet seat in the restroom of a crowded Denver International Airport, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A traveler found the gun last week.

The newspaper reports the gun was returned to an unidentified agent who apparently forgot the weapon.

The DEA declined to comment.

“Incidents such as the one you described … fall within the scope of an (internal) investigation and DEA does not confirm, deny or comment on internal investigations,” Lisa Johnson, spokeswoman for the DEA’s Houston Division, told the Chronicle.