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Everything Secret Degenerates: The FBI's Use of Murderers as Informants


Congressional Reports: H. Rpt. 108-414 – Everything Secret Degenerates: The FBI's Use of Murderers as Informants
Vols. 1 & 2
November 20, 2003


This Report by the House Committee on Government Reform discusses the consequences of the FBI's use of murderers as informants in New England. It focuses mainly on the 1965 murder of Edward ‘‘Teddy’’ Deegan,and the actions of federal law enforcement officials to protect cooperating witnesses and informants.

Volume 1 (57.4MB, 1,802 pages) and Volume 2 (73.8MB, 1,716 pages ) of the Report are available as a ZIP files.

Front Material
I. Executive Summary
II. Why the Committee Investigated These Matters

III. Joseph Barboza and the Deegan Murder Prosecution
[6.9 MB PDF file]
IV. The Use of James "Whitey" Bulger as an Informant...
[1.3 MB PDF file]
V. Institutional Reluctance to Accept Oversight
VI. Conclusions and Recommendations

Full Text of Report [9.6 MB PDF file]

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