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informer

(One providing criminal information), noun accuser, auctor, complainant, criminal information supplier, impeacher, indicter, informant, information supplier, one who supplies criminal information to the police, police tipper, squealer, tipster, witness against
Associated concepts: corroboration, reliable informer

informer

(A person who provides information), noun adviser, an noun cer, annunciator, communicant, courier, crier, delator, divulger, envoy, harbinger, intelligencer, messenger, notifier, proclaimer, relater, reporter, source, spokesman, teller, tipper, tipster, warner
See also: accuser, bystander, deponent, eyewitness, harbinger, indicator, informant, spy, witness

INFORMER. A person who informs or prefers an accusation against another, whom he suspects of the violation of some penal statute.
     2. When the informer is entitled to the penalty or part of the penalty, upon the conviction of an offender, he is or is not a competent witness, accordingly as the statute creating the penalty has or has not made him so. 1 Phil. Ev. 97; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 107; 5 Mass. R. 57; 1 Dall. 68; 1 Saund. 262, c. Vide articles Prosecutor; Rewards.

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Every such vessel, her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with all materials, arms, ammunition, and stores which may have been procured for the building and equipment thereof, shall be forfeited, one half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of the United States.
As the Supreme Court has noted, the violation of a law such as the Neutrality Act does not injure the informer directly; the violation injures only the Government.
Given the incompetence displayed by YKAN it is possible that the informer, despite blowing his cover, has been offered no protection.
When the informer in 1997 questioned his superior about the alteration of the inspection records, he was rapped by the superior as a so-called ''dangerous character,'' the sources said.
Prosecutors decided not to indict the informer in mid-June.
The informer claimed he met two Operation Gunter officers in 1996 and saw a receipt for the payment of pounds 2,000 purportedly bearing his code-named signature.
developer of Informer reporting and business intelligence (BI) software, has added a new "test drive" feature for the Informer software.
The informer died due to negligence on part of the police officers who didn't plan for the worse and let the killers escape," criminal lawyer Dharmedra Arya said.
His handler, known only as Officer A, described Infliction as a "reliable agent", although he admitted the informer occasionally lied and invented intelligence.
At the same time, the informer had shown his or her hand in the process regardless of its outcome, meaning that he or she would have to look farther afield for the next victim.

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