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A Closer Look (Crime: Undercover) #192998

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Statistics on the results of an undercover campaign against drugs cited.

(New York: Connie Chung) The unraveling of undercover informant Andrew Chambers, who had an uncanny ability to blend it with drug dealers, but lied about his own past criminal record, featured; details given of the resulting firestorm within the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) due to the probablity of convictions based on Chambers' undercover work being overturned. [CHAMBERS - says no one else can do what he does; adds that he was embarrassed about his past.] [Former public defender Dean STEWARD - says the fair trial process must be upheld.] [DEA chief of operations Richard FIANO - says we should have known about Chambers falsely testifying; admits Chambers worked outside the rules.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Further coverage of the story on "20/20" noted.

Chung, Connie;
Newman, Kevin

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