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More Guns Show Up from Botched Gun-Trafficking Operation Fast and Furious

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Two weapons linked to the botched gun-trafficking Operation Fast and Furious were found at the scene of a deadly drug cartel gunfight last month, the Tribune Washington Bureau reports.

The guns – an AK-47 assault rifle and 5.7 mm pistol – illustrate that some of the 2,000 weapons lost under Operation Fast and Furious remain in the wrong hands and likely will be used in crimed, the Tribune reported.

The pistol was purchased by Supervisory Agent George Gillett, who was helping oversee the botched operation.

Feds are investigating. Gillett declined to comment.

FBI Won’t Release More Information about Mass Shooter at Sikh Temple

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

As the nation looks closer at the motives behind mass shootings, the FBI is refusing to release more information on Wade Michael Page, who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. before committing suicide.

This is all the FBI has to say about the motive: “The FBI investigation indicates Wade Michael Page acted alone and was not assisted in committing this violent crime killing six and wounding four other victims,” the FBI’s statement said in November. “No evidence was uncovered to conclude this attack was directed or facilitated by any white supremacist group. During the shooting at the temple, Page exchanged gunfire with two Oak Creek police officers seriously wounding one, before being shot by another officer, then turning his weapon on himself. There is also no evidence to suggest the attack was part of any ongoing threat to the Sikh community.”

Although the FBI interviewed 300 people, pursued 200 investigative leads and examined more than 200 pieces of evidence, it does not plan to release more information.

“He did not leave a note behind,” Leonard Peace, spokesman for the FBI’s Milwaukee office, said Tuesday. “The investigation did not reveal that he had communicated to anyone his intent to do this. Without any clear motive as to why, you can only speculate what his true motives were in doing this attack. That’s not what we do. We don’t sit and speculate. We have to base our investigation on finding some facts.”

ICE on the Hunt for ‘Jane Doe’ Child Pornographer Who Was Video Recorded Having Sex with a Child

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When it comes to child pornography, the suspects are almost always men.

But ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations special agents are  searching for a woman who produced a child pornography video that depicts her engaging in explicit sex with a 4-to-5-year-old victim, the Daily Mail reports.

The woman is believed to be between 23 and 29 years old.

Investigators fear the child is still in danger. The video was uploaded to the Internet on or about Nov. 27, the Daily Mail reported.

The Mail incorrectly reported that the FBI was investigating. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigation  is the agency working on the case.

FBI Hunts Down Two Daring Inmates Who Escaped from High-Rise Jail in Chicago

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is on the hunt for two inmates who made a daring escape from a high-rise jail in Chicago early Wednesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports.

New videos show the two fugitive bank robbers hopping a cab a few blocks from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility, where authorities said they slid down a rope made off bedsheets, the tribune reported.

The Tribune wrote that the pair, Joseph “Jose” Banks and Kenneth Conley, fled to Conley’s mom’s house, but they were shooed away.

As the FBI tracked down more leads, it’s offering a $50,000 reward to capture the two fugitives.

 

STORIES OF OTHER INTEREST

Investigation: State Department Failed to Properly Secure U.S. Consulate in Libya

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The State Department was blasted for having inadequate security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, National Public radio reports.

The report by the Accountability and Review Board, released Tuesday night, criticized the State Department for relying heavily on Libyan militias for protection and ignoring calls for more security, NPR wrote.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the panel to investigate security at the consulate and make recommendations for preventing another attack.

NPR reported that the U.S. is sending hundreds of additional Marine guards to high-threat areas overseas.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Officials Accused of Hindering FBI Investigation

Steve Neavling
tickethewire.com

A federal grand jury is investigating whether Los Angeles County jail officials moved an FBI informant to hinder a federal probe into alleged jail abuses, the LA Times reports.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials moved the inmate several time under a series of aliases and kept him under constant watch, the LA Times reported.

At least one witness testified that the inmate was moved to hide him from federal agents, according to the LA Times.

Sheriff’s officials insist they weren’t trying to hide the informant, Anthony Brown. Instead, they said, they were protecting him from other deputies.

Woman Whose Angry Emails Led to CIA Director Petraeus’ Resignation Won’t Be Charged

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Paula Broadwell, whose affair with then-CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, won’t be charged with cyberstalking, NBC News reports.

“The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has decided not to pursue a federal case regarding the alleged acts of ‘cyber-stalking’ involving Paula Broadwell,” a spokesman for the office said Tuesday in a written statement.

Broadwell, the 37-year-old who wrote a biography about Petraeus, is accused of sending harassing emails to women who were close to Petraeus.

The decision not to prosecute was made “after applying relevant case law to the particular facts of this case,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office statement said.

“The decision on whether to bring a prosecution is always a serious matter, and one that should never be undertaken without the most thoughtful deliberation. As federal prosecutors, we are guided in the discharge of our responsibilities by considerations of fairness and justice. The prosecution of a case is undertaken only after the most careful review and analysis of the evidence and applicable law,” the statement said.

Florida Man Claims to Be FBI Informant, Exposes Himself to Nurses

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Florida man forced his way onto a plane, claiming he was an FBI informant who was having medical complications and needed to fly to Boston, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

When the 28-year-old Fort Myers man was taken to a hospital after faking a seizure, he exposed himself to nurses, asking if they liked what they saw, the Sun-Sentinel wrote.

Officers found several different kinds of prescription pills on Arnaldo Jose Santiago Burgos that he said he liked to mix.

He was arrested by Lee County Port Authority officers, the Sun-Sentinel reported.