Confidential Informers Play Complex Role For FBI

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Dina Temple-Raston, counter-terrorism correspondent, NPR

Jose Pimentel was arrested for allegedly plotting to build and detonate bombs in New York City. The NYPD built their case through an informant, but reports indicate that the FBI chose not to pursue a case against Pimentel due to concern about the role played by the informer and his handlers.

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