A senior ATF official already under investigation about his role in the Fast and Furious scandal is collecting a six-figure government salary while working for a top financial services firm, according to congressional investigators.
Fast and Furious was the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms operation that allowed illegally purchased guns, many bought right here in the Valley, to be smuggled into Mexico for use by the drug cartels.
At least one of those weapons was found at the crime scene where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered.
The scandal has already cost top ATF administrators their jobs.
According to congressional investigators Deputy Director of Operations Bill McMahon is on leave and under investigation for lying to congress about his role in the Fast and Furious debacle.
McMahon has admitted he failed to read documents that required his authorization for wiretaps.
But after McMahon was put on paid administrative leave, he was allowed to take a job with J.P. Morgan in the Philippines earning a six-figure salary while still collecting his ATF paycheck and earning credit toward his government pension.
U.S. Representative Daryl Issa (R-California) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the acting head of ATF this week in an effort to find out who signed off on the unusual double dipping arrangement.
You can read the letter Congressman Issa and Senator Grassley sent to Acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones here .