A $2,500 reward is NOW being offered for an attorney with the BALLS to FORCE the 'Authorities" in Palm Beach, Florida to RETURN these rifles STOLEN from a vehicle parked at a Public Storage facility in W. Palm Beach, Florida sometime between Thanksgiving 2009 & Dec. 18, 2009.
For the REWARD - call either (720) 940-1458 or (720) 988-0948 for the RETURN of theses guns
West Palm Beach,Florida Police Department case #09-23017.
Two charged in Circle-K homicides
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Two men are accused in the murder of a two convenience store clerks in Greenacres that happened last April. Robert W. Alvarez and Darnell Razz both face two counts of first degree murder and numerous other charges for the homicie.
The two are accused of being part of a wider crime ring, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. They announced the arrests along with six others in a news conference on Friday morning. The eight men face multiple counts as part of a crime spree that included multiple home invasion robberies, a third homicide, and an attempted homicide. The eight men face 28 counts of racketeering and other charges for the alleged crime spree that took place between April 30th and June 8th of 2010 throughout Palm Beach County.
Alvarez and Razz could face the death penalty if convicted of first degree homicide. The other six suspects face possible life sentences.
Below are the detailed charges, courtesy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
ROBERT W. ALVAREZ - 1 Count of Racketeering – 895.02(4) and 895.03(3) (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years In Prison; 1 Count of Conspiracy To Commit Racketeering – 777.04(3), 895.02, 895.03 and 895.04 (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years In Prison; 2 Counts of Robbery With a Firearm – 775.087(2)(a)(1), 775.087(2)(a)(2), 775.087(2)(a)(3), 812.13(1) & (2)(a) (1 F pbl) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison; 1 Count of Attempt to Commit Robbery With a Firearm - 775.087(2)(a)1, 777.04(1) and 812.13(1) & (2)(a) (2 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 15 Years in Prison; 3 Counts of Kidnapping With a Firearm - 790.001, 787.01(1)(a) & (2), 775.087(1) and 775.087(2)(a)1 (1 F pbl) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison; 1 Count of Carjacking With a Firearm - 775.087(2)(a)1 and 812.133(1) & (2)(a) (1 F pbl) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison; 3 Counts of Home Invasion Robbery With a Firearm - 790.001, 775.087(1), 775.087(2)(a)1 and 812.135 (L F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison; 2 Counts of Conspiracy To Commit Home Invasion Robbery With a Firearm - 775.087(1), 775.087(2)(a)1, and 812.135 (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years In Prison; 1 Count of Attempt to Commit Home Invasion Robbery With a Firearm - 790.001, 775.087(2)(a)1, 775.087(1), 777.04(1) and 812.135 (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years in Prison; 1 Count of Aggravated Assault On A Police Officer - 775.0823(10), 784.07(2)(c) and 784.021 (2 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 15 years In Prison; 1 Count of Grand Theft (Motor Vehicle) - 812.014(1) & (2)(c) (3 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 5 Years In Prison; 1 Count of Dealing In Stolen Property - 812.019(1) (2 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 15 Years In Prison and 1 Count of False Verification of Ownership - 538.04(4)(b) (2 F) – Maximum Allowable Sentence: 15 Years In Prison – TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 9 Life Sentences + 215 Years.
DARNELL RAZZ - 1 Count of Racketeering – 895.02(4) and 895.03(3) (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years In Prison; 1 Count of Conspiracy To Commit Racketeering – 777.04(3), 895.02, 895.03 and 895.04 (1 F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: 30 Years In Prison; 1 Count of Attempted First Degree Murder With A Firearm - 777.04(1), 782.04(1)(a)(2) and 775.087(1) & (2) (L F) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison and 1 Count of Robbery With a Firearm – 775.087(2)(a)(1), 775.087(2)(a)(2), 775.087(2)(a)(3), 812.13(1) & (2)(a) (1 F pbl) - Maximum Allowable Sentence: Life in Prison - TOTAL POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 Life Sentences.
Confirmed: U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Surrendered Weapons to Al-Qaeda (another $500 Million U.S. Tax Payer Dollars 'Squandered by Al Qaeda's 'New Leader' - Barack Hussein Obama !!!)
Another massive embarrassment for the Obama administration, as U.S. officials finally admitted on Friday—after days of strenuous denials—that the latest group of “moderate” New Syrian Force rebels surrendered at least some of their weapons and vehicles to al-Qaeda in exchange for “safe passage” into Syria.
“If accurate, the report of NSF members providing equipment to Al-Nusra Front is very concerning and a violation of Syria train and equip program guidelines,” CNN quotes Col. Patrick Ryder of CENTCOM.
He was referring to reports from Syrian liaisons that the tiny force trained and equipped by the United States had given at least 25 percent of its gear to Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda franchise that destroyed the first wave of NSF troops.
“Central Command originally denied that the equipment had made its way to the jihadist group. Al-Nusra tweeted a photo of a rifle issued by U.S. coalition forces this week, but Central Command had determined that the picture was fake,” CNN reports. “But now the U.S. is learning from the rebels that six trucks and some of their ammunition was commandeered by Al-Nusra.”
The now-inoperative denials were stern and unequivocal. “All coalition-issued weapons and equipment are under the positive control of New Syrian Force fighters,” a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.
“In light of this new information, we wanted to ensure the public was informed as quickly as possible about the facts as we know them at this time,” Col. Ryder said on Friday, according to the L.A. Times. “We are using all means at our disposal to look into what exactly happened and determine the appropriate response.”
There are even worse rumors coming out of Syria about the fate of the 71-man second wave of NSF recruits, including claims that the unit commander and at least some of his men have gone rogue or even defected to the Nusra Front. U.S. officials have denied these rumors as strongly as it denied that American weapons were given to al-Qaeda.
The hand-over of equipment to al-Nusra happened on Monday or Tuesday, while reports that the unit commander declared himself free of American control on his Facebook page began circulating Tuesday. The L.A. Times notes that on Friday, “the Pentagon would not disclose where the class of 71 was located.”
US-trained Division 30 rebels 'betray US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria'
By Nabih Bulos, Amman
Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favoured by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night.
A statement on Twitter by a man calling himself Abu Fahd al-Tunisi, a member of al-Qaeda’s local affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, read: "A strong slap for America... the new group from Division 30 that entered yesterday hands over all of its weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra after being granted safe passage.
"They handed over a very large amount of ammunition and medium weaponry and a number of pick-ups."
Abu Khattab al-Maqdisi, who also purports to be a Jabhat al-Nusra member, added that Division 30's commander, Anas Ibrahim Obaid,had explained to Jabhat al-Nusra's leaders that he had tricked the coalition because he needed weapons.
"He promised to issue a statement... repudiating Division 30, the coalition, and those who trained him," he tweeted. "And he also gave a large amount of weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra."
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a monitoring group, reported that seventy-five Division 30 fighters had crossed into Syria from Turkey early the day before with “12 four-wheel vehicles equipped with machine guns and ammunition”.
US Central Command confirmed about 70 graduates of the Syria “train and equip” programme had re-entered Syria with their weapons and equipment and were operating as New Syrian Forces alongside Syrian Kurds, Sunni Arab and other anti-Isil forces.
The latest disaster, if true, will be the second to befall the programme. Last month, after the first group of fighters re-entered, the militia was attacked and routed by Jabhat al-Nusra, which stormed its headquarters and kidnapped a number of its members.
At the weekend, the group’s chief of staff also resigned, saying the training programme was “not serious”.
In the statement, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad al-Dhaher complained of insufficient numbers of trainees and fighters, inadequate supplies, and even “a lack of accuracy and method in the selection of Division 30’s cadres”.
The latest developments have only added to the scorn heaped on the much-criticized $500 million (£320m) program, which aimed to forge a 5,400-strong force of “moderate” rebels to combat Isil.
It has been hampered by problems almost from the outset, with rebels complaining of a laborious vetting process. The biggest point of contention is that they are only allowed to fight Isil, not the Assad regime, which is the principal enemy for most opposition groups.
Last Wednesday, General Lloyd Austin, head of US Central Command, shocked leaders in the US Senate's armed services committee when he said there were only handful of programme graduates still fighting inside Syria. "We're talking four or five," he said.
TTAG Exclusive: Fast & Furious Whistleblower Says Put ATF on Trial for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s Murder !!!
on September 4, 2015
“My hopes are that the trial judge will deny the United States motion to hide the known connection between ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious and Brian’s murder,” whistleblower and retired ATF agent Jay Dobyns told The Truth About Guns following a News 4 Tucson report that federal prosecutors are trying to keep details about Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” out of the murder trial of two men accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry . . .
Dobyns is the whistle-blowing agent who gained notice after infiltrating the Hells Angels and writing about his experiences in the New York Times bestseller, “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner-Circle of the Hells Angels.” That resulted in death threats against Dobyns and his family, and his home being destroyed in an arson fire after ATF withdrew his cover identity and reneged on protection agreements.
He has since been the subject of reports focused on retaliation against him for coming forward with information exposing official wrongdoing, and his lawsuit, wherein the judge concluded government prosecutors had committed “fraud upon the court” for witness intimidation and withholding information. He was also instrumental in providing background information on management personalities and practices involved in the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal.
“The argument that the rip crew would have obtained guns somewhere and would have ambushed Brian and his BORTAC team anyway had ATF not been involved is likely true,” Dobyns told TTAG. “But, the dirty little can-of-worms secret that DOJ and ATF wants buried and forgotten is that ATF was involved and did ease and assist the arming of narco-traffickers with ‘assault weapons.’ Thousands of them. The very federal agency tasked to prevent drug traffickers from obtaining firearms instead helped them.
“DOJ and ATF want the American public, and now the judge, to pretend our government’s direct involvement in the death of an American hero is irrelevant,” he explained. “How convenient.
“If I had my way, the ATF agents and managers who helped arm the rip crew defendants that killed Brian and the DOJ executives who turned a blind eye to the gunrunning would be on trial right alongside Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Lionel Sanchez Mesa,” Dobyns concluded. “They may be less guilty than the drug runners, but not a lot less. They just happen to work for the DOJ and when you have that going for you crimes are given a free pass.”
UPDATE: TTAG just received the following comment from Vince Cefalu, who as a special agent and whistleblower was himself subject to prolonged retaliation and an illegal termination attempt:
There is only one reason the US Gov. would care about the facts surrounding the guns. It could revive public and Congressional interest. It could also expose Holder and DOJ and a whole slew of senior ATF managers for their part in the cover-up. It could also expose many of them to subpoenas, thereby exposing the level of corruption then and now.
20 Examples of the Violent Legacy of Obama & Holder's "Fast and Furious"
Gun-Running to be used as an EXCUSE to ban Semi-Auto Weapons
in the USA - while the Gun-Runner-in-Chief Barack Obama
WANTS to TAKE your Right to Buy Guns !!!
(Image above: 42 weapons recovered by Mexican military in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, 20 Nov 2009. Operation Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino bought 19 of the weapons one to two weeks earlier. From: Justice Dept. Inspector General)
Since 2011, the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and the news media to fully disclose details of incidents involving guns that had been illegally trafficked to Mexican drug cartels under the watch of U.S. agents in Operation Fast and Furious. The partial list below was compiled using available information.
Known crimes linked to “walked” weapons:
- 2 U.S. federal agents
- 3 Mexican police
- 1 terrorist torture/kidnaping/murder in Mexico
Attempted murders or injuries: 3
Kidnapings: 4 (all in Mexico)
Assaults/Shootouts: 4 incidents
- 2 in Mexico against military; 2 in U.S. against Phoenix law enforcement
1. Nov. 14, 2009 Mexican Kidnaping Crime Scene
One AK-47 type assault rifle purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect was recovered in Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico after the Mexican military rescued a kidnap victim.
2. Dec. 9, 2009 Cartel Crime Scene Seizure in Mexico
Mexican Army recovered 900 pounds of cocaine, 132 pounds of methamphetamine, $2 million U.S. dollars and 48 firearms in Mexicali, Mexico. Twenty of the weapons had been purchased by Fast and Furious suspects.
Mexicali seizure of Fast and Furious weapons, Nov. 2009. Photo: Justice Dept. Inspector General
3. Dec. 18, 2009 Crime Scene in Mexico
Mexican law enforcement agents recovered five firearms in Tijuana, Mexico, four of which had been originally purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect.
4. Date unknown, 2010 Mexican Men Assault Phoenix Detectives
Arizona state police revealed that two guns from Fast and Furious were found in an arrest involving two Mexican men who assaulted detectives outside Phoenix in 2010. Nobody was seriously hurt.
5. Jan. 8, 2010 Mexican Army Seizure
Two weapons purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect were recovered as part of a 14-gun seizure by the Mexican Army in Tijuana, Mexico.
Seizure of Fast and Furious Weapons at Tohono O’odham Indian reservation, Arizona, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo: Dept. of Justice Inspector General
6. Feb. 20, 2010 U.S. Crime Scene Seizure
Agents in Arizona at the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation seized 37 AK-47 style weapons purchased ten days earlier by a Fast and Furious suspect.
7. Feb. 26 and 27, 2010 Cartel Weapons Seizures in Mexico
ATF notified U.S. Attorney’s office of two large recovery incidents in Mexico that believed to include Fast and Furious weapons. An email on the Feb. 26 incident stated: “big Mexican Army seizure last night in Sinaloa from ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s guys.”
8. July 1, 2010 Two Murders in Mexico
Two AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by Fast and Furious suspects were recovered in Sonora, Mexico after a shootout between Mexican cartels. Two murders involving the weapons were reported in the incident.
9. July 26, 2010 Firing of Rifle in Mexico
A giant .50 caliber Barrett rifle purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect was recovered in Durango, Mexico after apparently having been fired. No further details were given.
10. Aug. 13, 2010 Mexican Military vs. Armed Group
Two AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by a Fast and Furious target were recovered in Durango, Mexico after a confrontation between the Mexican military and an “armed group.”
11. Nov. 14, 2010 Terrorist Torture Murder of Mexican Official’s Brother
Two Fast and Furious “walked” AK-47 variant rifles were found at the scene of a shoot-out with suspects in the Oct. 2010 terrorist torture, kidnap and murder of the brother of a Mexican state attorney general, Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez.
Read about Fast and Furious rifles in the terrorist-torture case
Watch the video report on Fast and Furious rifles in the terrorist-torture case
12. Dec. 14, 2010 Border Patrol Agent Murder
Two or three AK-47 style rifles found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in Arizona by illegal immigrant bandits, had been sold to Mexican drug cartels by Fast and Furious weapons trafficking suspects under ATF’s watch.
Find links to all Fast and Furious reports here
13. Feb. 15, 2011 U.S. Immigration and Customs Agent Murdered in Mexico, Partner Injured.
Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata was murdered and his partner injured in a suspected cartel ambush in Mexico. Two weapons linked to suspects who were under ATF surveillance were used in the murder.
Watch the video of the second “walked” weapons linked to Agent Zapata murder
14. May 27, 2011 Mexican Military Helicopter Downed, 29 Cartel Members Killed
A Mexican military helicopter was forced to land after drug cartel suspects fired upon it near Jalisco, western Mexico. Authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects including three AK-47 type assault rifles sold to Fast and Furious suspects.
View the report on the downed Mexican military helicopter involving Fast and Furious weapons
15. Aug 17, 2011 11 Violent Crimes in U.S.
The Justice Department reported that Fast and Furious guns had been recovered, so far, at 11 violent crime scenes in the U.S. but refused to provide details requested by Congress. Later, the Justice Department revised the number and said there were only two violent crime scenes.
Read the story on Fast and Furious guns being recovered at 11 violent crime scenes in U.S.
16. Sept. 14, 2011 8 Violent Crimes in Mexico: 3 Murders, 4 Kidnappings, 1 Attempted Homicide
Fast and Furious weapons were reported to be tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide.
Read the story on Fast and Furious weapons tied to three more murders in Mexico
17. Nov. 23, 2012 Five Killed, Including Beauty Queen, in Mexico
A weapon purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect under ATF’s watch was recovered scene of a shootout between Sinaloa drug cartel members and Mexican military in Ciudad Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed.
Watch the video of the story on a Fast and Furious weapon found at shootout in Mexico that killed five
19. July 29, 2013 Gang-style Assault in Phoenix
An AK-47 rifle that was part of Fast and Furious was used in the gang-style assault on an apartment building in Phoenix that left two people wounded.
Read the story about a Fast and Furious rifle used in gang-style assault in Phoenix
19. Aug. 14, 2013 Three Weapons Recovered at Mexican Crime Scenes
Three WASR-10 762-calibur Romanian rifles sold to Fast and Furious suspects under ATF’s watch turned up at crime scenes in Mexico.
Read the report about three Fast and Furious rifles recovered at Mexican crime scenes
20. Oct. 10, 2013 Three Mexican Police Murdered
A grenade linked to Jean Baptiste Kingery, whom federal officials allowed to traffic unimpeded, was linked to a drug cartel shootout in Tepatitlin, Jalisco, Mexico in which three Jalisco State police officers were murdered and four cartel members were killed.
Watch the video about the grenade-walking case of Jean Baptiste Kingery