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Witness Protection Program #166074

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: James Walker) ABC News investigation into the government's witness protection program, which is becoming more common as federal prosecutors strike deals with criminals to be informants, featured; details given of the case of Michael Robinson, who told authorities he was about to enter the witness protection program after he was arrested for raping a child. [Bernalillo County sheriff's department sergeant Roy DENNIS, victim's father Warren LOUIS, deputy sheriff Jeannie WEBB, victim's mother Sana LOUIS, Bernalillo County undersheriff Kenneth McWETHY- talk about Robinson, the child rapist.] The United States district attorney said aware of Robinson's long history of pedophilia. Several cases in which informants committed murders while in the witness protection program recounted. [Harvard law school professor Philip HEYMANN - calls the informant system the most dangerous part of the legal system.]

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, James

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