posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 03:57 PM
Sorry if this has been talked about before, but I did a search for Jay and was surprised to find no results at all. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
is the ATF agent who, along with numerous other undercover operations, went undercover
as a biker trying to break the Hells Angels motorcycle club in Operation Black Biscuit. He has also
criticised Operation Black Biscuit
After he came out, he wrote a book about his time spent undercover as an outlaw biker -
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey
and received numerous
death threats towards himself and his family.
Dobyns reported these threats to Special Agent in Charge William Newell, asking for protection for his family. The threats were based in Arizona
and Dobyns lived in Arizona at the time. Newell was in charge of investigating and handling all threats made against agents working out of the ATF
Phoenix Field Office. The threats were ignored. When Dobyns essentially "blew the whistle" on Newell, pointing out his failures to address violent
death threats against a federal agent, he was retaliated against. Newell dismissed the threats and then covered up his blatant dismissal of those
threats within the Phoenix Field Office. Additionally, in response to the ATF/FBI interview, despite all the evidence the death threats were credible,
Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division John Torres, who like Newell has also been promoted into ATF headquarters, informed Dobyns
through an email, "The Chief of Operations Security does not deem the emergency action is required as of this date and time."
In August of 2008, Dobyns family home was set on fire at 3 in the morning.
When Dobyns reported the incident to both ATF and Newell. He asked for
an investigation into the case. Newell not only refused to investigate, calling the incident "just scorching," but allowed his subordinates,
including Gillett, to attempt to frame Dobyns, accusing him of purposely burning down his own home with his family inside, has named him as a suspect
and is investigating him. Newell conspired to destroy and fabricate evidence to "prove" his case. Emails, witness testimony, phone conversations and
other documentation show the ATF Phoenix Field Divisions’ intentions, led by Newell, were to frame Dobyns, yet Newell denied under oath any
involvement in this activity. His subordinates Gillett and ATF Tucson Group Supervisor over Operation Wide Receiver Charles Higman, also denied any
attempts to frame Dobyns under oath, despite evidence showing otherwise.
The retaliatory actions of Newell, and other ATF management agents, were reported to ATF senior management at the highest levels and were
Now, Jay Dobyns is currently battling the ATF in court. The title of the lawsuit being Dobyns v. USA; CR08-700C; United States Federal Court of
Claims, Washington, D.C.
Jay says on his blog
This title of this lawsuit is heartbreaking for me. I am not “versus” the USA. That is a humiliating title and an insult to my patriotism but
one that I am going to be forced to live with, and my family is going to be forced to live with from now until the end of time. It carries with it a
connotation that sickens me.
On Monday I intend begin proving in a court of law what has been known from both inside and out at ATF, DOJ and the Administration for a very long
time – that ATF ignored facts, evidence and the official conclusions of investigators and tried real hard to frame me as a murderer and arsonist. In
my case ATF became the opposite of what America expects, demands and is due from a law enforcement agency.
Dobyns claims the agency failed to abide by a 2007 written contract to protect him and his wife and two children against death threats from the Hells
The lawsuit is now in its second week, and he posts updates every week giving more information.
Jay Dobyns' website
Jay Dobyns' blog
Wiki about Jay Dobyns
Documentary about the undercover operation
Talking about Operation Fast and Furious
ignores death threats
Agent Jay Dobyns gets day in court
I rarely post threads, so I apologise if it isn't up to par.
I don't really have an opinion on the case, I just wanted to spread the word. I'm still reading No Angel at the moment and he seems like a genuine,
hard working good guy who tries to take down the bad guys. Even if sometimes it goes wrong.