Failed ATF sting in Milwaukee yields more disasters...
"Among the screw-ups and failures uncovered by a Journal Sentinel investigation: Agents hired a brain-damaged man to promote the store and set up drug and gun deals, then turned around and arrested him on federal counts. Three government-owned guns, including a machine gun, were stolen and the undercover storefront was ripped off of $40,000 in merchandise. The machine gun remains missing.
In the end, authorities arrested four of the wrong people and three were charged — including a man who was in federal prison at the time of the sale. Those charges were quickly dismissed, with two cases dropped the same day charges were filed.
Now prosecutors have dropped charges against defendants in three cases that hinged on confidential informants."
I recall from somewhere that the Special Agent in Charge is being transferred to a similar post in Arizona, to replace a guy relieved in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious. So Lord Cardigan is being replaced by George Custer. No, that's not fair to Custer, who had a good Civil War career.