Brian Terry’s Family Files $25M Lawsuit Against ATF

Posted by on Feb 02, 2012 at 7:46 am
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Exquisite timing, considering that incompetent schmuck Eric Holder will be testifying before Congress today. If there’s is any justice, Holder himself gets bankrupted in a lawsuit himself.

The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels.

In a 65-page complaint, served on the government on Wednesday, attorneys for the family claim ATF “wrongdoing” in Operation Fast and Furious.

“ATF’s failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” the complaint claims.

 The family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels’ conduct.

The claim says Lone Wolf knowingly sold “hundreds of weapons” to various straw purchasers and in turn realized “hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales.”

The claim alleges that “but for defendants’ negligent and illegal sales … Brian Terry would not have been murdered in the Arizona desert on Dec. 14, 2010.”

The family is seeking a jury trial.

The government now has six months to respond or the Terry family will file a suit for the $25 million.

In any normal election cycle this would be a blockbuster story plaguing the administration. But since the media’s man is running for re-election, expect little if any mention. We’ve seen what, a couple dozen GOP debates and Fast and Furious may have come up once, maybe twice. It’s obviously not as important and issue as contraception or Bain Capital.
Meanwhile, in other potential criminal news for the lawless Justice Department, now they may be taking bribes.
A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.

The sitting governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, his attorney general and an unspecified number of Virgin Islands legislators also accepted bribes, the source said, adding that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is aware prosecutors and elected officials were bribed and otherwise compromised, but has not held anyone accountable.

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5 Responses to “Brian Terry’s Family Files $25M Lawsuit Against ATF”

  1. Firehand on 2/02/12 at 9:09 am

    I’m wondering if they included Lone Wolf simply to cover all bases; ATF can’t blame them if LW can prove(and they can) “ATF ordered us to do this, as part of a investigation.”

  2. Rich K on 2/02/12 at 2:17 pm

    You can pretty much figure on Lone Wolf getting hung out to dry on this one and also the Terry family and legal counsel getting a note from the IRS about needing to audit something “not quite kosher” on the last few tax returns. Holder is golden as long as Chauncey Gardner is in the white house.