Tags: fast | furious | atf | official | quits

Report: Top ATF Official Quits Over Fast and Furious

Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 10:07 PM

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
The former deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has left the agency following the uproar over a flawed gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious.

William Hoover was the agency's No. 2 official from 2009 to 2011. He was reassigned last October during an ATF staff shake-up prompted by questions about Fast and Furious.

ATF spokesman Drew Wade said Hoover's last day was Tuesday.

A Republican draft report on Operation Fast and Furious by Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says Hoover and four other ATF officials share much of the blame for problems in the Arizona gun-smuggling probe. It employed a risky tactic called gun-walking. Some 1,400 illicitly purchased weapons identified by the operation have not been recovered.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Putin: Ukraine on 'Brink of Civil War'

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 13:04 PM

Separatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev go . . .

Hank Aaron Flooded with Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 13:01 PM

The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer  . . .

Paul, Rubio Lead Potential Republican 2016 Contenders in Spending

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 12:58 PM

Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in sp . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved