From Tom Ramstack at All Headline News: U.S. government stays clear of Mexican lawsuit against gun sellers."
The U.S. Justice Department is trying to avoid involvement in the Mexican government’s plan to sue gun manufacturers and retailers in American courts.
"We would decline to comment," Laura Sweeney, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice, told All Headline News on Monday.
Mexican government officials acknowledged in recent days they have hired a New York law firm to represent them in a lawsuit against the gun industry.
From MundoNarco.com, a Google translation of "PGR Negiotiated prosecute U.S. agents involved in the plan Fast and Furious."
Saturday 23 April 2011
Have authorized the illegal trafficking of at least two thousand heavy weapons. Asked the U.S. government to identify those involved in the operation.
Mexico City: The Attorney General's Office (PGR) is negotiating with U.S. authorities that agents of the bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, and Firearms (ATF, for its acronym in English) are prosecuted for involvement in illegal trafficking of at least two thousand arms caliber Mexican territory, operating as part of Fast and Furious, Mexican officials said participating in the national security cabinet.
From mid-March, the Deputy Legal and International Affairs initiated the request for information to U.S. government and the identification of all those who participated in the operation, while the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO) began a preliminary investigation.
Officials said they consulted during the administration of Arturo Chavez Chavez, the Federal Public Ministry urged that U.S. authorities disclose to the Attorney General the names of ATF agents and officers involved in the transfer of more than two thousand guns into Mexico.
According to information gathered, Mexican officials involved in the exchange groups and collaboration with the Americans continue the negotiations for ATF agents to be punished criminally in that country.
Supposedly, the two thousand weapons illegally entered Mexico, about 750 were recovered and at least two cases the equipment was used to kill U.S. agents, the first one in December 2010, Brian Terry, a member of the Patrol Border, who was killed in Arizona by Mexican criminal suspects, and in February this year in San KLuis Potosi, members of Los Zetas killed Jaime Zapoata, agent of the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Moreover, the Mexican government will seek to bring to U.S. courts to manufacturers and distributors of weapons that have been sold to Mexican criminal groups, according to a report by CBS News.
I wonder if the manufacturers/retailers can find a theory for which impleading Holder, the ATF, and Justice would be proper.
Wouldn't that be a nifty three ring circus.
How about the us government seek redress in the mexican court system of all the illegals streaming into our country who commit various crimes and fraud?
Won't happen will it? because the mexican gubermint is invading us...
Why not sue the ATF for allowing the guns into Mexico and forcing the retailers to sell them to runners? Funny thing is though that most of these guns in Mexico are automatics and did not come from the US.
Boy, wouldn't the stuff hit the ventilator if the Mexicans showed enough backbone to not only file charges on some of the folks but "extract" some of them to face the music down south? Don't see how FedGov could complain much. Haven't we been doing as much to Al Queda and Taliban personel for years?
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