Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund Applauds Dobyns Decision

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 17, 2014) — Alfred Regnery, chairman of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, responded to the decision of Federal Judge Francis M. Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to award 27-year Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives veteran Jay Dobyns $173,000 in monetary damages for emotional distress from the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice and the ATF, saying:

"Jay Dobyns spent two years as an undercover agent infiltrating the Hells Angels. His bravery resulted in 16 indictments against the group, including charges of racketeering and murder. After this period, he and his family were utterly terrorized by this organization and received virtually no protection from the federal government he spent 27 years serving. The family even survived arson while his wife and children were asleep in their home. Instead of supporting Mr. Dobyns, the federal government turned its back on him, accusing this celebrated law enforcement agent of committing the crimes himself.
“Judge Allegra’s decision is just one step in restoring Mr. Dobyns’ reputation. It is also an unfortunate reminder of the deplorable treatment of law enforcement agents are under the Obama Administration. That is why LELDF is proud to have supported Mr. Dobyns and will continue to fight for justice for those who serve our country.”