11 August 2014

Nice retirement plan.

Jay Dobyns, in the employ of the ATF, infiltrated the Hells Angels motorcycle club.  His story is here.  Another upstanding government agent scoring a win for the good guys, right?  Surely, the government would see to it that he was well-protected after this mission, right?

Or not.  In fact, not only were he and his family not kept safe, but the story takes an unbelievable turn:

Retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent and author Jay Dobyns released an open letter to Congress on Saturday marking the sixth anniversary of the arson of his home, torched after ATF management failed to provide adequate security following a highly dangerous and protracted undercover investigation.

Dobyns is the plaintiff in a contract dispute suit in which he maintains that, following an undercover operation in which he infiltrated the Hells Angels (a story documented in his book “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels”), ATF violated an agreement he had with the agency to protect him and his family after credible threats of violence were made. His fears were realized when his house was set ablaze with his wife and children inside, and his alienation from management became complete after the bureau attempted to smear his reputation by maliciously pursuing him as a suspect, despite “two of the nation’s leading arson investigators determined that [he] was not involved."

Instead, real-time leads were ignored, true suspects were not pursued and Dobyns’ telephone calls were illegally recorded. A veteran investigator of numerous high-profile incidents who declared “Jay [is] clean” was removed from the case. That removal was ordered, Dobyns writes, by the same supervisor first named in connection with Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, by insiders discussing agency abuses on the CleanUp ATF website.

Emphasis mine.  This is Mr. Dobyns' reward for his service.  The Angels aren't choirboys, but I'm thinking he'd have been treated a lot better if he'd have joined them for real.

Wonder how Billy Queen's doing?

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