This Same Agency Would "Barbecue" Your Ass For Possessing A Rifle Or Shotgun 1/4" Too Short:
"A government out of control", "shadow government", "deep state" are terms that instantly come to mind when I read something like this!
The ATF filled a secret bank account with millions of dollars in a shadowy cigarette sales scheme. The secret account is at the heart of federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective group of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of 24 million dollars. A pair of ATF informants received at least a million dollars each from that sum, records show. This operation WAS NOT authorized by the Department of Justice.