More DOJ Use Of Cooperating Witnesses In Corruption Cases

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Human intelligence is the best source of evidence in a criminal or civil investigation. Though the early phase of an investigation includes the gathering and analysis of financial data, surveillance and other investigative techniques, the picture becomes clearer when an individual with inside information decides to come clean. The emergence of the cooperating witness (“CW”) begins to complete the puzzle of the scheme to defraud and catapults the investigation to new heights. A recent arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an ongoing Foreign Corrupt...
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