It looks like the Feds have an extensive informant network.Â
According to a new report, Federal Agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants over recent years.
The report outlines that many committed “authorized crimes.”
Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits.
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com compiled this information by reviewing federal reports. While some of the data is several-years old; itâ€™s apparently the most recent available.
The FBI spent an average of $42 million a year on confidential human sources between fiscal years 2012 and 2018. â€œLong termâ€ informants comprised 20 percent of its intelligence relationships (source: DOJ IG 2019 report).
The ATF employed 1,855 informants who were paid $4.3 million annually (FY2012-2015). Therefore, on average, each informant made $2,318 for the year. (source: DOJ IG report 2017).
â€œOne federal agency, the DEA, had over 18,000 active confidential sources assigned to its domestic offices, with over 9,000 of those sources receiving approximately $237 million in payments for information or services they provided to the DEAâ€ (between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2015, source: 2016 DOJ IG report).
High-earning informants included an â€œairline employee who received more than $600,000 in less than four-years, and a parcel employee who received over $1 million in five-years.â€ The Inspector General at Justice who scrutinized DEA informants reported the findings.
â€œDuring this audit, we found that, between FYs 2011 and 2015, the DEA actually used at least 33 Amtrak employees and eight TSA employees as sources, paying the Amtrak employees over $1.5 million and the TSA employees over $94,000.â€
When will we find out about informants used on Jan 6th?
Did any of them commit crimes?
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