Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The wages of Fast & Furious Perjury: McMahon allowed by ATF to double-dip.

The Gunwalkers Bill -- Newell & McMahon.
ATF official also holding private-sector job, Congress members say.
In an unusual arrangement, a senior official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives involved in the controversial gun operation Fast and Furious is receiving his government salary while working full time for the investment bank J.P. Morgan, according to two Republican lawmakers.
In a letter Tuesday to B. Todd Jones, the acting ATF director, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said that Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon, who oversaw the agency’s Western region during the Fast and Furious operation, has been receiving two salaries simultaneously.
The lawmakers said the ATF apparently approved allowing McMahon to remain on paid leave for four or five months while working for the investment bank in order to reach retirement eligibility.
“ATF has essentially facilitated McMahon’s early retirement and ability to double dip for nearly half a year by receiving two full-time paychecks — one from the taxpayer and one from the private sector,” Issa and Grassley wrote.
ATF spokesman Mike Campbell said the agency is reviewing the letter. “Due to privacy act considerations, all we can confirm is that Bill McMahon is still currently employed by ATF,” Campbell said.
The letter was provided to The Washington Post late in the day Tuesday and attempts to reach McMahon and the investment bank were unsuccessful.
McMahon is receiving a six-figure salary as an official in the ATF Office of Professional Responsibility and is serving as executive director of global security and investigations for J.P. Morgan in the Philippines, according to Issa and Grassley.


Anonymous said...

Unfuckingbelievable. These corrupt bastards are so conscienceless it defies description. Our Federal government is so far beyond corrupt, it redefines the word lawlessness. I've given up all hope for a real, one tiered justice system in this country now. Only a full blown revolution will remove these cockroaches from power. Lord help us.

Bud Parker said...

I feel fairly certain that he will get away with this Scott Free. We do not prosecute our government criminals, do we?