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2 Informants Helped FBI Make Case in Alleged Plot to Kill Top Alaska Federal Judge, Court Docs Say

Posted Mar 29, 2011 12:59 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Two confidential informants helped the FBI bring a criminal case against defendants accused of plotting together to kill the top federal judge in Alaska.

Both informants were paid for their help in pursuing the criminal case against those who allegedly planned to harm Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline and one of the two also hoped for assistance in resolving a pending felony fraud case, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, relying on information from court documents.

The other informant has no criminal record.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Feds Arrest 5 in Alleged Conspiracy to Kill Alaska’s Chief US District Court Judge and Family Member"

ABAJournal.com: "US Alleges Plot to Kidnap, Murder, Burn Homes re Top Alaska Federal Judge, His Wife, Multiple Others"

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