Remember BATFE’s secret slush fund?
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agent’s children, according to records and interviews.
I could see maybe, possibly, someone making an argument that the NASCAR suite and Vegas trip were for legitimate investigative purposes. I wouldn’t buy that without a lot of supporting documentation, but I can see someone thinking that.
Giving money to “the school of one of the agent’s children”, though? I think someone’s going to prison over this.
(Speaking of going to prison, flaming hyenas watch to come.)
(Also, I think I need a BATFE tag. Should it be a subset of “Guns” or “Law’?)