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Audit finds waste, law, little oversight in DEA informant program

Want to make some big money?

You log on to a confidential informant with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its war on drugs.

A recent audit of the DEA’s controversial Confidential Source program found significant concerns with regard to the supervision of a government, the efforts paid $237 million to informants that between Oct. 1, 2010, Sept. 30, 2015.

A Wisconsin Congressman is appalled, not only the potential for waste, fraud and abuse, but through the constitutional issues, which solves the program.

“There are people to inform, more and more money from the Federal government to its employees as you in your regular job, this is kind of absurd,” U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glen Beulah, said Wisconsin Watchdog. “In addition, in order to collect information that can be used these people to a certain degree by packages, E-mail, that kind of thing, something a Federal employee can not do.”

U.S. Department of justice inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, and DEA chief of inspections, Rob Patterson, recently testified to Congress about the mismanagement of the DEA’s network of 18,000 confidential sources, more than 9,000 those who pocketed a combined $237 million in payments for information or services that you provided to DEA.

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