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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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We must not shy away from using informants, as their use in certain circumstances is vital in stopping some of the worst in society carrying out their crimes.
He added that the OPE Rewards Committee, whose members are from the academe, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, religious and business sectors, has approved a resolution granting the rewards to the informants following careful deliberation.
They said publication could help crime gangs and deter informants from coming forward.
Westphal notified his boss, Justin Meade, also an FBI informant, who alerted colleague Randall Ratliff, another FBI informant at Best Buy, as well as the FBI.
Mr Woods said a regular informant may get PS20 to PS40 'here and there', but generally most get a one of payment of PS120 to PS200 if information led to the arrest of a drug dealer.
86 monetary rewards to the informants following a careful deliberation.
Among those neutralized with the help of the informants was Eduardo Esteban who uses the aliases "Esteban Manuel", "Bonnie", "Benny", and "Pilo", Bonnie/Benny/Pilo, a ranking NPA leader wanted for murder in Abra province.
But the force sees informants, and their tip-offs, as critical in bringing criminals to justice and making communities safer.
Even if the same informant had provided information about many illegal transactions, the department would be paying no less than a few crores to the informant.
A 2004 Northwestern University study of wrongful convictions found that informants played a major role in more than 45 percent of overturned death sentences nationwide.

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