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FBI and DEA Join Investigation of VFW Shooting that Left Three Dead

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI and DEA have joined an investigation into a shooting outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Florida after a third victim has died, the Associated Press reports.

The shooting Sunday morning in Winter Springs broke out as members of the Warlocks motorcycle club gathered for a meeting at the VFW for a charity drive.

The AP said three members of the club died.

Police have four men in custody on two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide.

Stephen Vogt Named Head of Baltimore FBI

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Stephen E. Vogt, who last served as legal attache in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been named the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore Division.

Vogt began his career with the FBI in August 1989 and was first stationed in Cleveland, where he investigated white-collar crime, public corruption, organized crime, and drug cases and was also a member of the SWAT team.

In 1999, he was promoted to supervisory special agent of a drug task force/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Group (HIDTA) and was named the 2004 HIDTA Task Force Commander of the Year by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

In 2005, he was promoted to team leader in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters.

In 2006, he was off to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad where he served as an assistant legal attaché and investigated kidnappings, hostage matters, and general criminal activity.

In 2007, he became assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, overseeing cyber, gang/criminal enterprise, organized crime, and violent crime programs.

He went to Kabul in 2010 as the legal attache.

 

Arizona Attorney General in More Legal Trouble After FBI Says He Was Involved in a Hit and Run

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Unaware he was being watched by the FBI, Attorney General Tom Horne damaged a parked car and left the scene, authorities said, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

“Apparently at the time, I didn’t think it was damaged,” Horne told the Daily Star. “I was told later it was damaged. I was happy to pay if there was any damage.”

But more may have been involved, according to Monday’s release of investigation records into Horne’s suspicious fundraising for his election campaign.

The Daily Star reports that Horne was driving a car with Carmen Chenal, a disbarred attorney, when he backed into a Range Rover, drove away and then parked in a parking garage

It’s illegal to leave the scene of a crash without reporting it to authorities. Police are investigating.

Tests Results to Show If Jimmy Hoffa Was Buried Underneath a Driveway in Suburban Detroit

James R. Hoffa

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Was Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa buried in a driveway of suburban Detroit? Not likely.

Tests of soil samples may answer that question this morning when results return from a Michigan State University forensic anthropologist, reports the Detroit Free Press.The analysis involves 4-inch samples of mud and clay and is designed to show whether human remains are present, the Free Press reported.

A tipster said a former suspect in Hoffa’s disappearance was up all night pouring concrete at the location on the day Hoffa disappeared in 1975. Initial conclusions are that Hoffa is not there.

The FBI was skeptical of the tip.

Border Patrol to Open New $13 Million Station in North Dakota.

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A $13 million Border Patrol is planned for North Dakota, the Associated Press reports.

The building is expected to be 30,000-square-feet on 10 acres of land in Pembina, in the northeast section of the state.

As the government wraps up the property purchase, construction could begin in a few months.

The station in Pembina, where about 50 Border Patrol agents are based, was chosen over seven other cities, the AP reported.

STORIES OF OTHER INTEREST

Former FBI Informant Wishes He Had Chosen His Path Differently

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

If Ronald M. Fino could do it over again, he would have chosen his role with the FBI a bit differently, the Buffalo News reports.

Fino was an FBI informant, Buffalo labor leader and organized crime associate.

Instead of being a paid informant, Fino said he wished he had become an FBI agent.

“If I had to do it all over again, I would have applied to become an actual FBI agent and tried to attack these problems through the courts and the field of law enforcement,” Fino told the Buffalo News.

 

Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Mother of Five in Suburban San Diego

By Steve Neavling
ticklethwire.com

A 32-year-old mother of five in suburban San Diego is dead after a Border Patrol agent shot her while riding on the hood of her car Friday, Fox News reports.

Family members and authorities disagree on what happened.

Local police said Valeria Alvarado, 32, was fatally shot when she ran into an unidentified agent who was stuck on her hood.

Fearing for his life, he discharged his weapon to get the vehicle to stop,” Border Patrol Deputy Chief Rodney Scott said.

The shooting occurred just north of the Mexican border as agents were trying to serve a felony warrant to someone who was not Alvarado, Fox News reported.

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