Bureau of Alcohol
A federal jury has convicted a Minnesota man of smuggling arms to Nigeria and lying on firearms purchase records. Fifty-one-year-old Sheriff Olaleran Mohammed was convicted of one count of smuggling goods from the U.S. and 17 counts of providing false statements while purchasing a firearm.
Federal investigators are looking into allegations that the former head of the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation’s Superior field office has been selling guns without a federal license.
A former head of the Minneapolis FBI office sent federal lawmakers a letter Thursday sharply criticizing President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.