Prosecutors reveal planned Proud Boys witness was informant


Prosecutors have revealed that a planned Proud Boys witness was an informant. I'm Lisa dwyer, a lawyer for one of the former Proud Boys leaders charged with seditious conspiracy, says federal prosecutors have revealed that a defense witness was secretly acting as a government informant for nearly two years after the January 6th, 2021 attack on the U.S. capitol. Defense attorney Carmen Hernandez asked a judge to schedule an emergency hearing so the defense can learn more about the prosecutors use of the informant. The judge ordered prosecutors to file a response to the defense filing by Thursday afternoon and scheduled a hearing as well, putting testimony in the case on hold until Friday. Hernandez said the unnamed informant participated in prayer meetings with relatives and had discussions with family members about replacing a defense lawyer on the case. Law enforcement routinely uses informants in criminal investigations, but their methods and identities can be closely guarded secrets. I'm Lisa dwyer

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