The NSPCC said it was "appalled" that a sex offender had been recruited as an informant
This evidence seriously compromised the credibility of the informant
witness in this case.
The 40-year-old informant
testified matter-of-factly for hours in federal court in Washington on Monday and Tuesday under the pseudonym of Ali Majrisi.
The Lebanese defendant and the informant
met in a parking lot of the hypermarket's main gate where they chatted for a while before leaving the place.
XY proved the relationship between informant
and handler is often a difficult one.
While Best Buy is legally allowed to search customer computers, the FBI's use of paid informants
without a warrant could potentially violate Fourth Amendment protections over unreasonable searches.
Mr Woods said a regular informant
may get PS20 to PS40 "here and there", but generally most get a one-off payment of PS120 to PS200 if information led to the arrest of a drug dealer.
But former cop Neil Woods said that paying informants
has 'literally no benefit', as it simply serves to expand gangsters' drug empires, as small time drug dealers are locked away.
5 million to nine informants
, who were instrumental in containing nine notorious personalities, including two New People's Army (NPA) leaders and three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub leaders.
have been paid more than PS360,000 for snitching to Merseyside Police over the past five years.
A summary of the informant
witness' criminal history;
said policemen fired at their car on April 25.