Testimony under oath by Richard Vasquez, former grand poobah in ATF's Firearms Technology Branch, in the case of United States of America vs. Randolph Benjamin Rodman and Idan C. Greenberg, November 28, 2012.
Question by Mr. Sanders, trying to get to the truth of why John Brown of the NFATCA got special treatment from ATF.
Q. He supplied e-mails from a party in litigation with ATF and you supplied -- and you supplied them to the ATF counsel and prosecutors of that case; isn't that right?
A. That is correct. Like I said, John Brown's friendship was a friendship. Anything to do with ATF business, there was nothing hidden so any information given to me, I immediately passed it on.
. Q. M'hum. And you would not consider that being an informant?
A. Absolutely not.
Q. What would you consider it?
A. Passing on information that had to do with an -- it wasn't even an investigation. It was -- I guess a term, litigation.
Q. It was a case in progress?
A. It was not a case. It was not a criminal case.
Q. It was a forfeiture?
A. Yes, that's correct.
Q. And you passed the information on to the --