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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]
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Entrinsik Informer is a data discovery and analysis solution enabling title and closing production businesses to extract, blend, and analyze important data from various systems.
Police resolved the honour killing case with the help of informers.
According to the official, the information will have to be acute and identity of the informer will be kept secret.
Following the publication of The Informer, the IRA put him on a hit list and vowed to leave his body as a warning to others.
JIT transgressed its mandate and tried to make a case against PM through an informer.
9) He also claimed that [section] 962 gave him, as an informer, the right to share half of the profits from the forfeited vessels with the federal government.
In addition, vessels that are covered by the Act are subject to forfeiture, and persons who give information leading to the seizure of such vessels may recover a bounty, with one half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of the United States.
Rachel Weil's new book examines the plots, real or contrived, of the decade following the revolution of 1688 and the informers who did so much to uncover or construct them.
The thoughts of each informer were varied and presented singly as well as in combination after a training phase.
We were tipped off that a Pakistani national possessed a quantity of heroin and would deliver a part of it for free to our informer," an anti-narcotics police officer said.
They say police withheld information about Lynda's status as an informer until it was too late for them to use it at their trial.
Selon le coordinateur du Mouvement, Mohamed Lachine, nombre de ressortissants egyptiens aux USA et dans des pays europeens ont appele les membres du mouvement a se rendre a l'etranger pour informer ces pays sur la revolution du 30 juin ecartant ainsi tous les qualificatifs errones de coup d'Etat.