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Georgia Man Spent Lottery Winnings on Crystal Meth Business

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After winning $3 million from a lottery scratch-off game in 2015, a Georgia man sensibly chose to invest those gains. Unfortunately for him, his investment in a crystal meth business earned him decades behind bars.

Lawmaker Moves to Restore ATF Enforcement Powers

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A new House bill would restore former enforcement powers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and remove the requirement for Senate to confirm its director.

Multi-Agency Operation Takes Down Heroin Traffickers

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A multi-agency operation targeting a major drug-trafficking organization resulted in the arrest of six people and the recovery of more than $100,000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Seventh Circuit: Board Theory of OSC Remedy Exhaustion Too Stringent

A Special Agent at the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms filed an Individual Right of Action appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board, alleging that his supervisors retaliated against him after he disclosed his suspicion that another agent had improperly shot at a fleeing suspect, provided an inaccurate report of the shooting incident, and had committed perjury during the subsequent criminal trial.

This Week on FEDtalk

Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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