Column: Where’s the Outrage Over the FBI Bungling?

By Kevin Cullen
Boston Globe Columnist

BOSTON — About 20 years ago, some ATF agents went looking for Mark Rossetti, to lock him up.

Rossetti was a career criminal and ran with a violent band of thugs out of East Boston who used guns the way painters use brushes and carpenters use saws: tools of the trade.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents had a warrant for Rossetti on a gun charge, but every time they came close to arresting him, he somehow caught wind and eluded them.

After the ATF men finally caught Rossetti, they complained that an FBI agent named Mike Buckley was too cozy with Rossetti and didn’t want them to lock him up.

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