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The Outrageous Ways the DEA Enriches Snitches at Taxpayers' Expense

Click here for reuse options! The DEA has paid out more than $237 million to its army of 18,000 informants, including some very questionable purchases. According to a report by Justice Department’s inspector general, the DEA used its resources to pay confidential informants without suitable supervision and used sources in ways that are against the Constitution. The DOJ (Department of Justice) released its 65-page report last week questioning the use of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s funds paid to informants and recommending the agency to tighten its policies and procedures.
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