Sunday, 4 August 2013

Means And Ends

6:05 a.m. EDT August 4, 2013

Exclusive: FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes

"USA TODAY exclusive: New documents show FBI agents gave their informants permission to break the law thousands of times in 2011.

>FBI agents gave confidential informants permission to break the law 5,600 times in 2011
>New documents offer the first public view of how often FBI sources are allowed to break the law
>Rules were tightened after the FBI said it used accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger as an informant

WASHINGTON — The FBI gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly disclosed documents that show just how often the nation's top law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle crime."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/04/fbi-informant-crimes-report/2613305/

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