Feds shoot down Mike's gun suit

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 08 Feb 2007 11:22:44 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Michael Saul at The New York Daily News - remember those "sting" operations where New York Mayor Bloomberg's goons videtaped themselves carrying out so-called straw purchases? Well, the feds are not going to prosecute a single case. And, they've warned Mike not to try it again. [scopeny]

According to a letter sent to City Hall, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and various U.S. attorneys' offices have determined the city's findings against the 15 dealers "do not rise to a level that would support a criminal prosecution."

The letter - sent Tuesday by Michael Battle, director of the executive office for United States Attorneys at the Department of Justice - also scolded City Hall for engaging in sting operations involving persons "without proper law enforcement authority," saying that could put the city in legal jeopardy. Battle added that City Hall could "unintentionally interrupt or jeopardize" criminal probes.

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