Dec 8, 2013 — The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that agents recruited mentally disabled men, made them a central part of stings and then charged them for crimes committed during the operations.
Jul 31, 2012 — Republican lawmakers are also calling on the Obama administration to strengthen the bureau's leadership, according to news outlets.
Feb 2, 2012 — The report by congressional Republicans says ATF agents and supervisors should have realized two targets of their criminal case along the Southwest border had already been under investigation by the DEA and the FBI. It comes the same day the attorney general faces questions on Capitol Hill about the debacle.
Jul 6, 2011 — His testimony has raised the possibility that other agencies kept important information from ATF, lawmakers say. They're warning the Justice Department not to take action against the ATF chief or others who tell their stories.
Jul 21, 2011 — The Justice Department inspector general has opened an investigation into possible retaliation against a whistle-blowing agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to two people briefed on the inquiry.