‘Fast and Furious’ scandal grows with revelation that Mexican cartel suspects may be paid U.S. informants

Posted on July 26, 2011 by

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The FBI had cartel members on the payroll

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From The Times report:

Sources said investigators had “very real indications from several sources” that some of the cartel leaders the ATF was trying to identify through Fast and Furious were “already known” to the other agencies and apparently had “been paid as informants.”

Finally, Melson said, ATF agents along the U.S.-Mexico border realized that the FBI and DEA were running separate operations and that it “could have a material impact on Fast and Furious.” Melson said he notified his superiors of this problem in April.

The congressional leaders also noted the pressure Melson has felt to resign, and they warned Holder not to make Melson the sole “fall guy” in Fast and Furious. Read the complete article here.

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