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DEAs SOD program in place to hide the origins of a criminal drug related arrest. In practice it makes it easy to 'setup' a victim by hiding the motivation behind the investigation. Lustberg and others said the government's use of the SOD program skirts established court procedures by which judges privately examine sensitive information, such as an informant's identity or classified evidence, to determine whether the information is relevant to the defense. "You can't game the system," said former federal prosecutor Henry E. Hockeimer Jr. "You can't create this subterfuge. These are drug crimes, not national security cases. If you don't draw the line here, where do you draw it?"
& 2013-08-05 12:32:54