A federal prosecutor involved in the botched gun operation known as Fast and Furious gave an internal memo to the news media, possibly to undermine a federal agent’s criticisms, the Justice Department’s inspector general said.
Shon Hopwood robbed five banks, went to jail, learned law, wrote a petition that made it to the Supreme Court, served his time, got out, got married, had kids and is now in law school at the University of Washington on a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jared Lee Loughner is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of attempting to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murdering U.S. District Judge John Roll in a shooting spree at a Tucson, Arizona, shopping mall that claimed six lives and wounded at least 14 others, federal prosecutors said.
The U.S. Justice Department sent an inaccurate letter about a gun operation to a Republican Senator after relying on the assertions of the former U.S. attorney for Arizona, according to documents released today.
The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. attorney in Arizona are leaving their jobs after lawmakers criticized a program that allowed illegal gun purchases in the U.S. in an effort to link the weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
The prosecution of Tucson, Arizona, shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner for murder and attempted murder in an attack on 19 people including Representative Gabrielle Giffords will be moved to a U.S. courthouse there under an agreement between his lawyer and the government.
Jared Lee Loughner is to appear in court to face charges of attempting to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murdering U.S. District Judge John Roll in a Jan. 8 shooting spree at a Tucson, Arizona, shopping mall that killed six and wounded at least 13 others.