Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996

c) Moonshine

Richard Hayward asserted in his affidavit that ATF agents consumed moonshine at the Roundup. He claimed to have a photograph of an ATF agent drinking moonshine. [ / Hayward failed to provide a copy of this photograph in response to OIG's subpoena. We did, however, obtain a copy of this photograph from another source. It shows an unidentified person drinking an amber liquid from a clear container. ] A number of witnesses recalled seeing vodka and other legal substances being drunk out of mason jars and hearing jokes about "moonshine" that was not really moonshine. We found, however, one civilian attendee who admitted having brought moonshine to the Roundup in 1991 or 1992. He said it made him ill so he only had it that one time. Several other interviewees said they were offered moonshine but said they declined. One DOJ attendee admitted tasting what was purported to be moonshine at the 1984 Roundup but claimed he doubted that it really was.