IG Issues Scathing Report on ‘Fast and Furious’ - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 20, 2012

In a scathing report made public yesterday about the botched gun trafficking investigation known as “Operation Fast and Furious,” the U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general called for disciplinary reviews of 14 current and former employees. The IG put primary blame on what he said was a dysfunctional, poorly supervised Arizona-based group of federal prosecutors and agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Among those targeted is former acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, an Obama appointee who heads the department’s criminal division. The ABA Journal links to multiple news stories.