ATF Agent Caught and Released Gun Smuggler During Fast and Furious

Documents obtained by the LA Times yesterday provided more evidence that agents in charge of the Phoenix gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious have the blood of hundreds of victims on their hands. The latest proof Special Agent Hope MacAllister, her supervisor  David Voth and  Special Agent in Charge William Newell helped to arm deadly drug cartels surfaced in the Times article detailing gun smuggler Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta's May 2010 capture and subsequent  same-day release by agent MacAllister. He wasn't recaptured until February 2011, a "month after Fast and Furious closed down." During his first encounter, border patrol agents stopped Celis-Acosta while driving his BMW in a remote area of Arizona near the Mexican border; they found 74 rounds of ammunition and nine cellphones in the car.  Celis-Acosta admitted under questioning he was on his way to a birthday party of a close associate "Chendi" whom he described as "a Mexican cartel member and...(Read Full Post)