ATF bigwig gets permission for fraud

A top ATF official who oversaw the disastrous “Operation Fast and Furious” took a high-paying private sector job while still collecting his government check.

The move by William McMahon in 2012 “would have clearly constituted fraud,” according to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General.

But the OIG throws in this caveat: It was not fraud because McMahon had permission for the arrangement, according to the inspector general report obtained by the Journal Sentinel last week. CNN and Townhall.com first reported on the OIG memo.

Via Top ATF official commits fraud, but with ‘permission’ @ JS Dogged Blog.