ATF Whistleblower Vince Cefalu Reinstated While Federal Board Investigates His Case
The ATF special agent who was fired recently after blowing the whistle on the failed gun-running operation, Fast and Furious returned to his job, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
Vince Cefalu is back on the payroll for at least 45 days while the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, which oversees federal employment issues, examines the case, the Journal reported.
The request to temporarily reinstate Cefalu came the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigator.
Giving ATF officials five days to comply, the board ordered the agency to “reinstate Mr. Cefalu to his position of Criminal Investigator, with the same duties and responsibilities in effect immediately prior to his removal,” according to the Journal.
The agency maintains Cefalu was fired for “lack of candor.”
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