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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 ?
Lightwood also smoked, with his eyes negligently turned on the informer.
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:
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.
Angry relatives last night accused Mr Baggott of protecting informers and the murky secrets of RUC Special Branch.
Police and the Crown resisted a previous bid to force the opening of the files, which contain highly sensitive information on how informers are handled.
9 ( ANI ): Maoists have killed two persons in Kumbhariput village in Odisha's Koraput District, suspecting them to be police informers.
Dimitar Grumar comments for Dnevnik that unfortunately, there are many examples, which serve as a witness that due to the filthy mouths of informers, the betrayed got an enemy bullet.
But when these informers become the target of the rebels, not many come to know about their contribution to the anti- Maoist operation launched by the security agencies.