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Informer

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]
References in classic literature ?
cried the informer, triumphantly perceiving that the remark was generally in his favour, though apparently not closely understanding it.
An opportunity which the informer improved by smearing himself all over the head and neck and face with his drowned cap, and not at all improving his own appearance.
Now, I'm blest if I understand you, Governors Both,' said the informer, in a creeping manner: propitiating both, though only one had spoken.
Mortimer again turned to the informer, to whom he said:
Giving his wine a final chew, and swallowing it, the informer answered in a single word:
CRITO: Fear not--there are persons who are willing to get you out of prison at no great cost; and as for the informers they are far from being exorbitant in their demands--a little money will satisfy them.
A pamphleteer turned informer, Kingston managed to get himself a job as a salaried spy, relaying news of Jacobite communication networks and later publishing accounts of Jacobite perfidy.
The Washington Informer, published a feature article yesterday posing this question to Antwanye Ford, President and CEO of Enlightened, Inc.
Furious George believes his sibling was used as a disposable pawn by RUC Special Branch to recruit a high-level IRA informer.
A farm worker, who was caught trying to offer heroin to a police informer, has been charged with possession of drugs for peddling, in the Court of First Instance.
The gruesome murders took place over suspicions of deceased special police personnel Haji Amin Chandio being the police informer, whose wife, 10-year old son Bilawal, 12-year old son Awais and nephew Hajan were killed, while one son was severely injured.
The killers' trial was told Lynda was an undercover police informer.