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Senator Demands Probe of ATF Over $9 Million in Fraudulent Payments to Employees

FBI and ATF Evidence Response Teams process the scene of the Christmas Day blast in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 28, 2020. (FBI/ATF via AP)

By Michael Clements

We gather the news that is the most important to you. As the most reliable and balanced news service on the internet, Unite America First offers the following information published by The Epoch Times:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) employees fraudulently received at least $9.7 million in pay and benefits over five years, according to a March 29, 2022, report from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

The report indicates that the fraud may have gone on longer. The report says ATF is working with the Office of Personnel Management to correct the problems.

One Republican Senator believes the problem is more significant than reported and wants to know who will be accountable.

“The American people deserve to know the full extent of the ATF bureaucrats’ dishonest dealings,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) wrote in a May 23 letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Department of Justice Inspector General.