- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque so far is refusing to provide defense lawyers with the identities of confidential informants in a New Mexico prison gang racketeering case.

U.S. District Judge James Browning in the past week denied six defendants’ requests for information about informants who provided information to law enforcement about a 2014 killing of a gang member. A request on behalf of one defendant is still pending.

The Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/dRnCgp ) reports that an FBI case agent wrote in a search warrant affidavit that all nine informants would be marked for death if their identities are revealed.

Defense lawyers argue that they want to know if the government has relied on informants who are looking to benefit themselves by providing information to authorities.


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