Everything Secret Degenerates: The FBI's Use of Murderers as Informants

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The Committee on Government Reform investigated the FBI’s use of murders as informants in New England and the subsequent consequences. The report specifically focuses on the 1965 murder of Edward ‘Teddy’ Deegan and the subsequent prosecution of six defendants. The report states the FBI has exhibited a history of misconduct and emphasizes the need for improved management of informant programs to prevent corruption and ensure accountability.
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House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "Investigation into Allegations of Justice Department Misconduct in New England--Volume 2" 107th Cong., H.Hrg. 107-56, (2002, February 13-14, and 27)
House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "Investigations of Allegations of Law Enforcement Misconduct in New England--Volume 3," 107th Cong., H.Hrg. 107-56, (2002, May 11, December 5-6)
House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "The FBI\342\200\231s Controversial Handling of Organized Crime Investigations in Boston: The Case of Joseph Salvati," 107th Cong., H.Hrg. 107-25, (2001, May 3)
House Select Committee on Crime, hearing on "Organized Crime in Sports (Racing), Part 2," 92nd Cong., (1972, May 9-11, 15-18, 22-25, 30-31, June 1, 7, 13-15, July 18-20, and 25-27)
House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "The Next STEP in the Investigation of the Use of Informants by the Department of Justice: The Testimony of William Bulger," 108th Cong., H.Hrg. 108-41, (2003, June 19)
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