Fast & Furious: Officials Face Criminal Charges As Gun Buyers Face Sentencing

Operation Fast and Furious continues to be an ongoing saga. Today reports are out that sentencing of straw gun buyers, involved in the operation, will be taking place shortly and on the governments side of things, ATF officials involved in Fast and Furious have had their security clearances revoked and criminal charges are pending against them.

First, reports:

The case against the gun smuggling ring has progressed in court much faster than the case against the men accused of killing Terry.

So far, 15 of the 20 people charged in the gun case pleaded guilty to charges. Most of those who admitted guilt are straw buyers who said they falsely claimed that guns they bought were for them, when they were actually purchased for the ring. One of the ring's organizers also has pleaded guilty.

Three people who pleaded guilty in the case will be sentenced on Dec. 10, while six admitted straw buyers — including one who bought two guns that were found at the shootout scene — will be sentenced on Dec. 12.

Records show a Jan. 3 trial has been set for five other alleged ring members, including a man accused of being a ring leader, two alleged recruiters and a straw buyer who is accused of illegally buying 245 guns.

Additionally one man has already pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. his plea deal allows him to avoid the death penalty. His sentence is scheduled for March 1, 2013.

The five men who face charges in the death of Border Agent Brian Terry, two of the men are in custody, while the remaining three are fugitives. There is also a FBI reward of $1 million for information that leads to their arrest. Authorities have not said which member of these five actually shot Terry.

On the government front, Katie Pavlich reported an update with regards to ATF officials involved in Fast and Furious:

According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program's failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.

Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in the West Bill McMahon and former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division George Gillett have been fired while former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles and Field Supervisor David Voth have been demoted. Hope McAllister, the lead case agent for Fast and Furious, has been put on leave and transferred out of Phoenix according to reports. McMahon and ATF came under heavy fire just a few months ago after it was revealed McMahon had been receiving ATF paid leave while pulling a six figure salary from J.P. Morgan, the same bank that owns the bureau's credit cards.

The only questions that remain are when will we get to the bottom of Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama's involvement in all of this?

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  • Don Holland

    It will be a cold day in hell when Holder is brought up on charges. He will only be sacrificed if it is necessary to protect Obama. When you guys get a gut full of this kind of stuff, if you ever do, join your local Militia. If there isn't one, start your own. Other militias will help you.

  • paco12348

    Holder and Obama will weasel out of charges. Just look at the mole in the White House. NOTHING is being done about that is it? We have a White House and many in Congress that are traitors to this country. What is being done about them? One traitor will most likely be promoted to Sec of State. One was reelected in November.

  • darb2

    We definately need to unite. I've asked dozens of people how we go about having Obama removed from the White House by our military. I'm in on turning them in for murder.

  • mickey

    Wouldn't you think by now, that "Fast & Furious", should be over? Holder, and all those involved should have been in jail long ago, instead of letting them run the gamit, in hopes of all will be forgotten, in time. Even O'Bama, with all of his treasonous actions against the U.S.
    should have been IMPEACHED, and thrown in jail. This Illegal/Muslim/Fraud/SOB, doesn't belong in the white house, NEVER DID! This past election was such a fradulent event, that it should have been dubbed NULL & VOID, and Mitt Romney installed as the rightful winner to the presidency. Thw whole O'Bama administration is crooked, and not in the best interests of the USA. They, the Dems, have got to be stopped, before they kill of the USA we have know, and loved.

  • BigJohn555

    Maybe we can get "The Donald" in on this. If I had it, I'd offer a $5,000,000 reward to the person who provides information leading to the conviction of Eric Holder or Barack Obama as the one who approved "Operation Fast & Furious."
    This would be better than getting BHO's college records.

  • TPM

    I believe that these sacrificial lambs were working on orders that originated from Obama and Holder, in an attempt to chip away at our 2nd amendment rights.
    The poor lambs are being thrown under the Obama bus. It would be a miscarriage of justice, if it ends with (just) punishing these low level operatives.

  • Ranchman

    The main players in this, Obama, Holder, Clinton, etc, will never be prosecuted or impeached and the whole issue will STILL be used to further erode our Second Amendment Right to Keep & Bear Arms. Despicable. It is always the American people who pay the price and face further tyranny. Soon the American people will have had enough and rise up to put a stop to the shredding of our Constitution. It will be then that Obama shows his true nature, declaring martial law and attempting to stomp on us.

    This entire nightmare could have been avoided if we had a GOP with a spine. They could have properly vetted this fraud in the oval office, declaring him ineligible to serve as president. But they were too afraid of being called racists, and also wanted to put their own candidate up in this three ring circus, Marco Rubio, who is also Constitutionally ineligible as he is not a natural born citizen either.

    We live in a nation where the rule of law is null and void. Is there any nation on earth, for that matter, which does still honor the rule of law? The only ones who truly pay the price are, again, the American people. It will be up to us to rise up, abolishing this form of government and instituting another which will guarantee our prosperity, as given to us a perfectly legal option in our Constitution, which is still in force for at least a little while longer. Once Obama declares martial law, suspending that Constitution, we will no longer have that option on the table and will then be truly outside the law if we decide to act. We really don't have much time left if we are to restore this Republic and the rule of law.

    Remember 1776 & Keep Your Powder Dry!

  • John Whittington

    It runs down the hill and stops usually at the bottom,
    the top dogs are usually immune!

  • Dale Robbins

    My guess is it will never happen. I hope I'm wrong but I most certainly believe that they both knew what was going on because this is something Obama believes in and would do anything he could to have leverage to invoke laws that would strip the American people of their 2nd amendment rights as would most all of the Democrats in Congress.

  • R.Young

    To answer the Question, NEVER!

  • SicOfObama

    obama and holder should be charged for being the master mind behind it. They are the gun runners, just as obama is the master mind and continuing his gun running in Benghazi to al qaeda and hamas and all over the middle east to the terrorists. It you call this High treason, you would be right! He uses the office of our president as the power behind it, and uses our White House as Chicago mob communist muslim terrorist central.

  • neleh

    This goes all the way to the top of the administration and O and Holder both need to be held accountable!!

  • rosech

    And Holder and Obama? Gee, find stupes to take the fall for you for a few bucks because I doubt they will be in prison for any length of time, do you?

  • ARMYOF69

    YES....always pick up the messenger and shoot him.

  • dusterdog

    We will never get to Obama's involvement.He is guilty but the elite protect him from all his crimes.

  • TP

    Two of the three remaining fugitives are easy to find. One is running the DOJ and the other will be in Hawaii from mid December through January 4, 2013. I will take that million dollars now and use it for bounty on the third missing guy.

  • Duane Harbeson

    You know the "investigation" is OVER...The forces that protect Obama, have again done their jobs.....He is able to derail anything that will stop him, from attempting to carry out his agenda. What will you do when he runs for a third term? and turns YOUR country into a socialist republic?

    • jlbs

      I'm just guessing, but I think we are already more than half-way to becoming a socialist nation. Agenda 21 has been worked on us in an insidious manner since at least Woodrow Wilson. Reagan slowed it down, but then it picked up again after his term and 0 has put the pedal to the metal and it's coming at us so fast, our heads are spinning. I don't know about the rest of you, but things have happened so fast, I have a hard time articulating it all. (Exactly what they had in mind) There's just so much to cover in a short time. I wish I had an answer besides calling my senators, representatives, and Boehner's office.