Who knew New York City had a sheriff?
Well, native New Yorker Edgar Domenech, the whistleblower who was Deputy Director of ATF until he was demoted in 2007 after raising questions about financial mismanagement in 2007, has been named the city’s new sheriff, according to the New York Daily News.
Domenech is retiring from ATF as head of its Washington field office.
“Most people don’t realize that New York City has a sheriff,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, according to the Daily News. “He does not ride around on a horse, carry a six-shooter and look for cattle rustlers, but as the city’s chief civil law enforcement officer, he really is vitally important to the safety and well-being of New York.”
Domenech duties will include collecting from dead-beat dads. The New York City Sheriff’s Office is the civil law enforcement division of the New York City Department of Finance.
He said his whistleblower background will reinforce “the importance that I believe management has to have in protecting the taxpayers,” the Daily News reported.