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Four ATF Leaders Face Termination; Disciplinary Board Recommends Firings

ATF William Newell was a key person in operation.

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Four senior ATF managers behind the botched Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation face termination after a disciplinary board recommended they be fired, the Washington Times reports.

The ATF Professional Review Board recommended the termination of the four managers, William Newell, former special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix office; George Gillett, the former second in command in the Phoenix office; Mark Chait former assistant director for field operations; and William McMahon, a former deputy assistant director of ATF who oversaw field operations in the West –

Federal officials said they were among a number of managers who mishandled the operation by letting hundreds of weapons reach the hands of Mexican smugglers.

The three may appeal their dismissals or faec a disciplinary review board of senior managers, the Washington Times reported.

Senior ATF Official Accused of Collecting Pay From Private Sector Pay While On Leave

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A top official of the ATF who was involved in the controversial gun operation “Fast and Furious” is working full time for investment bank J.P. Morgan while also collecting a government salary, according to two Republican lawmakers, Sari Horwitz of the Washington Post  reports.

Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon has been receiving two salaries simultaneously, two Republican senators wrote in a letter to acting ATF director, B. Todd Jones.

What’s worse, they said, ATF was allowing McMahon to remain on leave and stay on the payroll for another four or five months to become eligible for retirement, according to the Post.

“ATF has essentially facilitated McMahon’s early retirement and ability to double dip for nearly half a year by receiving two full-time paychecks — one from the taxpayer and one from the private sector,” wrote Sen. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa).

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