ATF Stories

Picture of Jason Thomas Scott. He was sentenced to 100 years in federal prison on 11 felony charges relating to a series of crimes.
By: Jan Kemp In January 2012, Jason Thomas Scott, 28, was sentenced to 100 years in federal prison on 11 felony charges relating to a series of crimes committed during more than 50 burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies. The convictions included armed carjacking, production of child pornography, theft of firearms and related gun charges, according to the U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, for the District of Maryland.   Scott's criminal career started early. He was arrested in 2001 at the age of 16 on a burglary charge. His crimes seemed to be minor back then, but as time... Read more about Danger Comes From Those You’d Least Suspect
Shelly Betts a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation firearms examiner compares the two shell casings depicting the positive NIBIN "hit."
By: Special Agent Michael Knight   In August 2013, two hit men for a local street gang in Memphis known as "Young Mob" were attempting to retaliate against individuals they believed stole narcotics from the gang. This retaliation attempt turned deadly, not for the targets, but for an innocent bystander at a carwash when the two hit men fired several rounds from a 7.62 caliber rifle. The rifle's shell casings were recovered from the crime scene by the Memphis Police Department and entered into ATF's National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). With NIBIN, law enforcement... Read more about Bullets, Shell Casings and Murder in Memphis
Former Aryan Brotherhood of Texas General Steven Walter Cooke, now serving a life sentence for murder.
By Dannette Seward They called themselves Slick, Thumper, Popeye and Stubby. Bam Bam, Dutch, Chopper. Colorful nicknames for some of the guys playing ball for the local weekend league? Not quite. These are just a few of the members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) recently taken down on charges ranging from racketeering to murder, and these violent criminals don’t play games. Former Aryan Brotherhood of Texas General Steven Walter Cooke, now serving a life sentence for murder.   Inspired by the California Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang that took root in that state’s prison system... Read more about Shutting Down the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
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