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Battus
revealed theft by Mercury; turned to touchstone. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 47]
Cenci, Count Francesco
old libertine ravishes his daughter Beatrice. [Br. Lit.: Shelley The Cenci; Magill I, 131]
Chambers, Whittaker
(1901–1961) chief witness in perjury trial of Alger Hiss (1949). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 501]
Dean, John W., III
(1938— ) chief witness and informer against Nixon in the Watergate hearings. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2939]
Judas Iscariot
led armed band to Gethsemane and showed them which one was Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:46–50; Mark 14:42–45; Luke 22:47–48; John 18:1–8]
Morgan le Fay
reveals Lancelot and Guinevere’s affair to Arthur. [Arthurian Legend: Harvey, 559]
Nolan, Gypo
betrays friend to police for subsistence money. [Irish Lit.: The Informer]
Peachum, Mr.
informer and fence for stolen goods. [Br. Lit.: The Beggar’s Opera]
Teresa, Vincent
wrote a book in which he revealed inner workings of the Mafia. [Am. Lit.: My Life in the Mafia]
Valachi, Joe
(1903–1971) New York gangster who revealed the inner operations of the Mafia. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1971), 436]
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SECRET informants have been paid more than PS360,000 for snitching to Merseyside Police over the past five years.
MORE than three years after the income tax ( I- T) department detected a ` 4,000- crore scam involving former chief minister Madhu Koda and his associates in 2009, none of the informants have come forward to collect their reward money which is around 10 per cent of the unearthed amount.
Under HB 189, prosecutors in death penalty cases would be unable to use testimony from informants or from alleged accomplices of the defendant if the evidence were obtained in exchange for immunity, leniency or any other special treatment.
NORTH Wales Police has spent PS64,625 on informants over the last five years new figures have revealed.
MORE than pounds 64,000 has been paid out to informants since 2007 by North Wales Police.
POLICE are increasingly turning to informants to help solve crimes and gather information about underworld activity.
New figures seen by the Birmingham Mail showed the West Midlands Police bill for informants - many with links to the criminal underworld - rocketed by more than a fifth to pounds 294,435 in the 12 months to March.
New figures show the West Midlands Police bill for informants - many with links to the criminal underworld - rocketed by more than a fifth to pounds 294,435 in the 12 months to March.
To uncover possible language changes 1) the language use of informants belonging to three different generations has been compared (the so-called apparent-time method); and 2) the results of the data collected in two different periods of time (1991 and 2006) have been compared (the so-called real-time method).
SCOTS police forces are paying at least pounds 250,000 a year to criminal informants, new figures reveal.
Washington, June 16(ANI): The detention of CIA informants by Pakistan's top spy agency has sparked palpable outrage in US Congress at a putative ally that receives more than two billion dollars a year in American aid.
The use of criminal informants is most common in drug enforcement, which relies on snitching at every stage of the legal process, from investigations to arrests to plea bargaining to sentencing.

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