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Offline flowers

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EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials' personal use, has learned.

Director Robert Bray's home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe. Law enforcement and congressional sources told that Bray's recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.

Bray allegedly is among several officials who were obtaining weapons through this operation.

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general probe -- which also is believed to involve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- stems from whistleblower accusations involving federal Air Marshal supervisor Danny Poulos.

He is accused of using the agency's federal firearms license and his relationship with gun manufacturer Sig Sauer to obtain discounted and free guns. He then provided them to high-up agency officials for their personal use, according to whistleblower documents obtained by and interviews with multiple officials with knowledge of the ongoing probe.

It is unclear, based on the allegations, whether he made money off the alleged transactions, and how many guns were involved.

Reached for comment, a TSA spokesman said, “We are aware of the allegations and we are looking into them." The spokesman, though, said he was not aware of a DHS IG or ATF probe.

Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., chairman of the House Homeland Security transportation security subcommittee, wrote a letter to Transportation Security Administrator head John Pistole on Thursday raising "grave concern" about the claims of possible "gross misconduct."

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Re: Air Marshal director stepping down amid agency gun scheme probe
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 10:35:46 AM »
I wonder how many, and who got these guns? Even more so, how many are on the anti gun bandwagon?

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Re: Air Marshal director stepping down amid agency gun scheme probe
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 11:47:40 AM »
This stinks to high heaven.  If it is serious enough that his resignation was accepted, that tells me the bastard ought to be brought up on charges instead of being allowed to retire.  If you have any idea what it takes to get a Federal firearms license you know full well what would happen to you if you got caught violating any of the many provisions that come with it. 

How many guns are involved here??  Were any of these "high-up agency officials" required to register their arms, apply for a permit, or wait the statutory time required before they took possession??  How many "high up agency officials" are complicit in the commission of multiple felonies???

I smell coverup of what could easily be yet another "Fast and Furious".

« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 11:48:47 AM by Chieftain »

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