Three ATF Officials Reassigned in Shakeup Over Fast and Furious
By David Stout | January 6, 2012 6:27 pm

Operation Fast and Furious, the botched gun-trafficking investigation that has caused such political controversy on Capitol Hill, is also affecting careers in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

William Hoover (Getty)

Three ATF officials have been reassigned to headquarters in non-operational positions pending the outcome of an Inspector General’s report into Fast and Furious, Tickle the Wire noted, crediting a report on the Sipsey Street Irregulars website, which in turn credited  another firearm enthusiasts’ website, the Gun Rights Examiner

Those brought to ATF headquarters include William Hoover, the acting head of the Washington Field office; Mark Chait, head of the Baltimore field division,  and  William McMahon, the deputy assistant director of the ATF’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations, Tickle the Wire said.

Scot Thomasson, chief spokesman for ATF, issued a statement saying that ATF Deputy Director Thomas Brandon had decided to reassign the three officials pending the outcome of a Department of Justice Inspector General inquiry, Tickle the Wire said.


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