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Respondent

A person or organization required to answer a legal proceeding. For example, if a company is sued, the company is called the respondent because it must respond to the charges or risk a summary judgment. See also: Petitioner.
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The next day he asked the informant whether he had seen in the news what they had done the previous day, police told the court.
But after the officers were arrested, the former prosecutor and Carol Stream police ended up investigating the informant on separate theft and wire fraud charges.
The act requires 'proper oversight and management' of informants while detailed records of their activities must be kept.
"We must not shy away from using informants, as their use in certain circumstances is vital in stopping some of the worst in society carrying out their crimes."
'The informants wore masks during the ceremony in order to protect their anonymity.
The Lebanese defendant and the informant met in a parking lot of the hypermarket's main gate where they chatted for a while before leaving the place.
Mr Woods said a regular informant may get PS20 to PS40 "here and there", but generally most get a one-off payment of PS120 to PS200 if information led to the arrest of a drug dealer.
But former cop Neil Woods said that paying informants has 'literally no benefit', as it simply serves to expand gangsters' drug empires, as small time drug dealers are locked away.
He gave detectives notice that a crime gang wanted to use his fruit importation company as a front to smuggle PS13m of cocaine from South America and thought, that as an informant, he was immune from prosecution.
Tanalgo to the informants in a ceremony at the Intelligence Service in Camp Gen.
A police officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said in the public prosecution investigation that they were tipped off by an informant that S.A.

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