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DOJ agent who blew the whistle in 2012 says experience ruined him. Dan Bethards lost his career, his house and many of his friends in law enforcement after he reported his boss for selling and making guns without a license

But his career and life were upended after he reported his direct supervisor and friend, Jay Smith, for making and selling firearms without a license — a possible federal offense. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's agency fired Dan Bethards in 2013 after he reported his supervisor at the

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