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              FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday, Sep

    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday, Sep

    Posted: 9/19/2012 3:18:40 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 20012, faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico. One of those criticized in the report, Melson, who headed that office during the Fast and Furious investigation, retired upon release of the report.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 6:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009 file photo, acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. Melson is resigning following investigations into a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major gun-trafficking networks on the Southwest border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 6:55:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo, B. Todd Jones, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota speaks in St. Paul, Minn. Jones Jones, will replace Kenneth Melson as the ATF's acting director after Melson resigned following investigations into a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major gun-trafficking networks on the Southwest border. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)