'Fast and Furious': US offers reward for info on border agent's killers (+video)
A federal indictment, unsealed Monday, names four Mexican nationals wanted in the 2010 shooting of border agent Brian Terry. His death is linked to the notorious 'Fast and Furious' gun-smuggling operation.
Federal agents are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrests of four Mexican nationals charged in the shooting death of a US border patrol agent whose killing is linked to the notorious "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation.
The million-dollar bounty offer was made Monday as Justice Department officials unsealed an indictment charging five men with involvement in the murder of agent Brian Terry during a December 2010 shootout in Arizona near the Mexican border. One of the five is already in federal custody.
The action comes 11 days after Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for allegedly withholding documents subpoenaed by a House oversight committee investigating the Fast and Furious operation. In addition, President Obama has claimed the documents are protected by executive privilege.
The committee accused the attorney general of stonewalling Congress. The contempt vote was 255 to 67.
Also on Monday, a CNN/ORC poll showed that a majority of Americans support the contempt vote against Mr. Holder, although the poll also showed an even larger majority viewed the congressional investigation as an attempt by Republicans to gain a political advantage.