A former police chief turned
confidential informant has filed a lawsuit against the FBI for failing
to live up to its promises to protect him and his family and to give him
10% of the proceeds from everything confiscated, according to an article
appearing in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday. Informant Avery Ensley
has a long history in law enforcement, including a stint as police chief
of North Sioux City, SD, but now says he is filing the lawsuit in part
to make people aware that the "FBI does not take care of its people."
Ensley was upset because
although he claimed to have contributed to drug seizures totaling $12 million
in cash and 1,200 kilos of cocaine, he only received a paltry $50,000.
Ensley made more than 15 trips to Mexico gathering evidence for the FBI
regarding the Arellano-Felix drug cartel. Ensely claimed that because
of his commitment to pursuing his career as an FBI snitch, he and his wife
lost several homes and businesses.
"One of the reasons I'm going
forward with this thing is that I want other people to know the FBI does
not take care of its people," Ensley said. "My experience is that
they will put anybody at risk for their own benefit."
The FBI had no comment.
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Issue #244, 7/5/02
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