TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Website Rouses Informants' Fear, Investigators' Ire

Website Rouses Informants' Fear, Investigators' Ire

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:27:08 -0500

By Kathleen Burge, Globe Staff | March 21, 2005

When a team of police, federal agents, and a drug-sniffing dog burst
through the front door and scoured every corner of the house, the
woman and her boyfriend figured they knew who had turned them in. So
she struck back: In the shadowy realms of cyberspace, she publicly
identified the informant who she suspected had ratted on her
boyfriend, landing him in court on drug possession charges.

On a website launched seven months ago from the North Shore, the woman
posted a note saying her alleged informant, a 27-year-old man from the
Tewksbury area, was a 'narc' who made a practice of snitching on
others to minimize his own legal problems.

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