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The Deadly Path

Nonfiction: Biography
Unabridged   8 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/26/2024

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The Deadly Path

How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696615358


Pete Forcelli did what members of the US Congress encourage government employees to do: he spoke up when he saw misconduct within the federal government. But choosing to be a whistleblower almost cost Forcelli his job, his possessions, and his reputation as a law enforcement official.

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Pete Forcelli was a highly respected federal agent in New York City, where he made an impact on violent crime by successfully targeting some of the city's most violent street gangs by using federal racketeering and continuing criminal enterprise statutes in conjunction with federal prosecutors. In early 2007, he was promoted to a supervisory position in Phoenix and quickly discovered that federal prosecutors were not charging criminals for violating federal firearms laws, even in instances where they knew guns were being trafficked to ultra-violent drug cartels.

When those very same prosecutors spoke about possibly indicting John Dodson, a special agent who blew the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious, Forcelli stepped forward and contacted Congress. Forcelli became a whistleblower himself, detailing how federal prosecutors in Arizona not only failed to prosecute gun traffickers, but allowed a man who was making hundreds of hand grenades for the Sinaloa Cartel to continue his operations unabated for years. At that moment, those prosecutors and officials from the Department of Justice came after him, leading to a nearly four-year battle for Forcelli to clear his name.

This book provides his insider's account of the scandal that stands as one of the worst stains on federal law enforcement.

Author Bio

Peter J. Forcelli is a recently retired deputy assistant director of the Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), where he served as head of training. Before becoming a special agent for the ATF in 2001, Forcelli was an NYPD homicide detective. Keelin MacGregor is the recently published coauthor of the Amazon #1 New Release Jane Doe #9, a tell-all memoir covering the life of abuse victim Lizzette Martinez, who was featured in the show Surviving R. Kelly.