A day after Rep. Darrell Issa sent a letter to ATF Deputy Director William Hoover warning against the firing of any ATF whistle-blower, ATF Agent Vince Cefalu is fired. Cefalu is one of the founders of the CleanUpATF Forum which seeks to expose the incompetance of ATF management. Cefalu has spoken out forcefully about Project Gunwalker and the leaders that pushed it.
Cefalu blew the whistle on illegal wire-taps in the Road Dog Case and has been forced to twiddle his thumbs for a long while now. Prior to his whistle-blowing, he served undercover in operations targeting white supremecists and motorcycle gangs.
Another well-known whistle-blower, ATF Agent Jay Dobyns, had this to say about his firing: "Ultimately why is Vince being fired. Because he exposed corruption, blew the whistle and helped launch CleanUpATF. This is ATF's payback."