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New fallout this morning over the failed government gun running operation known as fast and furious we're learning that the main target of the sting operation.
Was busted three different times and then released.
-- while -- Acosta is the suspected ringleader who allegedly transferred 2000 weapons.
The drug cartels and now Fox News has exclusive video of him.
In a shoot out -- illegal weapon and still.
Police let him go -- -- and a slot with the elusive details hi William.
Well Greg what are yet unanswered questions about past -- curious is why -- the ATF -- this operation -- a year and a half.
When agents have probable cause early on to shut it down so now we find out that -- number one target was arrested three times and still no intervention.
The evidence suggested the ATF did as much to keep -- costs out of jail than to put an end.
But that allow this flow of weapons to continue south while the agency tried to build her case.
The most wanted man in the fast and furious investigation caught in the act and a government camera.
Firing ten rounds from this 45 caliber handgun yet Manuel Seles a Costa remained free to traffic thousands of guns to Mexico.
Only after the death of border agent Brian Terry is a cost as operation shut down.
Get -- taken a minute prosecute him at any time.
So it's gotta be one or the other it's either.
Maybe it's something a little bit more coordinated that the Department of Justice is not willing yet to talk about.
Congressional investigators suspect the Justice Department is unwilling to talk about a cost as possible role as an informant.
Here's why the fast and furious investigation began in October 2009.
In April 2010.
Police arrested -- -- on this speaks straight.
With cocaine in handguns hidden in his -- He was released and not charged in May immigration agents stopped Acosta at the Mexican border with 74 rounds of ammunition hidden in his car again.
Released no charges then and October the surveillance camera attached to this telephone pole.
Captures a constant firing a handgun purchase still legally buy an accomplice John Stewart -- recover fifteen shell casings from the shoot out.
The custody is arrested but released.
Somebody back in Washington DC was making -- terrible disaster risk calls on this.
And it's led to the death of a lot of people.
So police in Phoenix.
Confiscated guns into of those arrests both fast and furious guns now sources that I spoke to Greg in an outside the TSA in the beginning.
Agents didn't wanna arrest -- take it costs are the equation because that would have a limited their chance to get a wiretap the without a wiretap that would had no big case.
And then once they had him in the October and since they wanna take them out of the equation because the case will be shut down.
And by then many believe he became an informant.
He's quite -- sordid story William launch and -- thanks very much.
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