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2 Deputy U.S. Marshals, FBI Agent Shot During Gun Battle at Kansas Hotel

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two U.S. Marshal Service deputies and an FBI agent are recovering from gunshot wounds after coming under fire at a motel in South Topeka, Kansas on Saturday.

The federal agents were trying to arrest Orlando Collins, a person of interest in a holdup and carjacking on Friday and a suspect in two other armed robberies, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. 

An unidentified person was shot and killed inside the County Club Motel. An autopsy will determine whether it is Collins.

Authorities said the federal agents did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

A fire broke out during the gunfight and blazed on into the early morning hours Sunday.

Ex-Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Impersonating DEA Agent to Help Friend Win Back Wife

dea-badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former sheriff’s deputy in Florida is accused of posing as a federal drug agent in a bizarre plot to help his friend win his wife back, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

Authorities said Don Wheeler, a former Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy, called friends of his buddy’s wife, posing as a DEA agent and informing them that the woman’s new boyfriend was under investigation for drug trafficking.

Wheeler and his friend, Michael Maine, were charged with falsely impersonating an officer, conspiracy, extortion and unlawful use of a two-way communications device.

They face up to 30 years in prison.

Wheeler told investigators that he became involved because Maine loved his ex “with all his heart and just wanted her back.”

“The defendants allegedly created counterfeit DEA credentials to pass Wheeler off as a federal agent,” a news release states.

“According to court documents, Wheeler also called associates of Maine’s wife claiming she was involved in drug trafficking and that the DEA had an active criminal investigation into her involvement.”

Sen. Judiciary Gives Nod to Deputy Atty. Gen. Nominee James Cole

James Cole/law firm

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General nominee James Cole cleared a major hurdle Tuesday and got the nod from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the website Main Justice reported. The vote now goes before the full Senate.

The website reported that the vote was 12-7, along party lines.

Main Justice reported that GOP members had expressed concern about Cole’s support of terrorism trials in civilian court and his tenure as an independent monitor for insurance giant AIG, which was rescued by a Federal Reserve bail out.

“I’m concerned about Mr. Cole’s ability because in his position as Deputy Attorney General, he would be in a position to influence future compliance monitors appointed under settlements between Justice Department, [Securities and Exchange Commission] and other corporations that have violated the law,” said Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), according to Main Justice.