Hutaree lawyers: FBI informer ‘out of control,’ not credible
DETROIT – Defense lawyers in the Hutaree militia trial are attacking the credibility of the government’s star witness: a confidential informant accused of shooting at his wife while undercover for the FBI.
And he still got paid, despite being criminally charged.
On Tuesday, the second day of the Hutaree trial, defense lawyers lambasted the informant, telling jurors he has “glaring credibility” issues and was “spiraling out of control” while undercover.
Agent: Informant in Hutaree militia case got about $31K
An undercover informant was paid about $31,000 in cash for his critical role in an investigation that led to charges against members of a Midwest militia accused of plotting rebellion against the U.S., an FBI agent testified Tuesday.