Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996

C. Findings Regarding Allegations of Other Misconduct

This section of the report addresses allegations of criminal or other misconduct at the Roundup. These allegations first came to light on July 21, 1995, when the Senate Judiciary Committee released three affidavits from persons who wished to remain anonymous. These affiants contended that attendees had committed a variety of criminal acts at Roundups over the years. With the affiants' permission, the Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded their names to OIG so that we could interview them.

Two of these affiants are residents in the Ocoee area of Tennessee. Between the two of them we received allegations that Roundup participants sold and used drugs, committed bestiality, gang-raped women, and procured the services of strippers to perform at the Roundup. [ / Copies of these affidavits are in the appendix to this report, Section C, at 23. The names of the two affiants have not been publicly disclosed so the attached copies will have their names redacted. We were given their names for the purposes of our investigation on the condition that their names not be disclosed. ] One of these affiants added that people openly engaged in sex on the stage and the dance floor at Grumpy's, the local bar frequented by many Roundup attendees. The third affiant, Richard Hayward, alleged that ATF agents consumed moonshine during the Roundup. During the investigation, we learned of allegations that gambling and prostitution took place at various Roundups.

The persons making these allegations could rarely recall the year in which the alleged misconduct occurred. Accordingly, this part of the report discusses our findings by type of allegation. [ / We received no information or allegations, either from the affiants or in interviews of more than 800 persons, that criminal behavior of any type occurred at any of the Roundups prior to 1986. After that date, the Roundup began to change in character. More people attended, and the Roundup became a gathering mostly of state and local law enforcement personnel. This trend occurred simultaneously with the participation of increasing numbers of local people, many of whom were not invited. ]