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How Can I Make Money as a Confidential Informant?

Being an informant is a tough way to make a living. Usually the work is done by people who are desperate because they have been caught trafficking drugs and they are working to get their charges dropped or reduced. Usually the best paid informants are the federal informants. These informants can make six-figures per year, but it is all according to performance. The DEA issued a report on this. It is possible for informants to share in a percentage of seized assets as well. However, most federal informants make hardly anything. State and local informants make even less. Most informants start off by providing information to the authorities and work their way up. Some people just have a knack for this line of work, and can get people high up in criminal enterprises to trust them. Unfortunately, sometimes the federal authorities trust these individuals too much too and end up getting burned, and people’s rights are violated. All and all it is a hard way to make a living and career informants spend their life looking over their shoulder. Even if such informants survive they always risk being deactivated for other reasons.

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