U.S. Inspector General — Audit of the DEA’s Management and Oversight of Confidential Source Program


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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    As I understand it, this is a common issue in LE.Report

  2. Avatar Damon says:

    Color me stunned! Not.Report

  3. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Maybe I don’t understand the intricacies of all this, but it’s absolutely AMAZING to me that anyone would green light financial remuneration for the activities described, not to mention paying a half million US to a known liar.

    At a minimum, it certainly makes the Timothy McVeigh conspiracy theories that much easier to believe.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Stillwater says:

      Additionally, we were extremely concerned to discover the DEA condoned its confidential sources’ use of “sub-sources,” who are individuals a source recruits and pays to perform activities or provide information related to the source’s work for the DEA.

      Well, when you start with an operation which is fundamentally immoral it shouldn’t be a surprise to find that the immoral people involved will act immorally.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I wonder if they sometimes wonder why they’re doing what they’re doing.

    “hey, I’m just following incentives.”Report