Confidential Informant FBI
Long before Islamic terrorists thought to hijack commercial aircraft in the United States, FBI agents were trained to collect intelligence using an individual known in the vernacular as a Confidential Informant FBI. And whether working for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in years past or Robert Mueller today, FBI agents have been required to recruit, develop, and/or operate at least one Confidential Informant FBI in order to be rated “fully-successful.”
While a Confidential Informant FBI can be hard to develop, tough to control and even more difficult to monitor, most law enforcement officials will acknowledge a Confidential Informant FBI can short-circuit an investigation—sometimes allowing police to effect an arrest only moments after a crime has been committed. In the right place, a Confidential Informant FBI can provide agents with a road map of a crime causing some officials to consider using secret witness programs—looking for information. But operating a Confidential Informant FBI can be an extremely difficult job since most live troubled lives, are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, and/or over time experience some form of adversarial contact with law enforcement. And not properly monitored, controlled, and/or corroborated—left unchecked—a Confidential Informant FBI can fabricate evidence, make false statements, and/or try to settle an old score, particularly if promised money and/or are given a lighter jail sentence.
As a successful street agent, Mr. WEDICK has been credited with solving a number of high-profile Bureau investigations using either a Confidential Informant FBI and/or a Cooperating Witness. And he has been commended by past FBI Directors for his success operating a Confidential Informant FBI. If you think your client has been setup by an overly aggressive Confidential Informant FBI and/or a Cooperating Witness—in essence the victim of a government driven crime because material aspects of a proposed conspiracy were suggested by either the Confidential Informant FBI—Mr. WEDICK suggests you make contact with him to discuss an “entrapment” defense, particularly if you suspect the Confidential Informant FBI violated the FBI’s Policies & Procedures.