Special Report with Bret Baier: Crime Pays - Federal Informants are Paid Millions 174_foxx

November 25, 2021 12:18 AM


On Special Report with Brett Baier at FOX News, we were hailed as "whistleblowers" for shining a white-hot spotlight on the lack of transparency regarding federal informants.

Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits. 

Many informants were authorized to commit “crimes” with the permission of their federal handlers. In a four-year period, there were 22,800 crime authorizations (2011-2014). 

Read our investigation: https://bit.ly/FBIinfOTB

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