Jailhouse Informants

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Hearing Wraps Up On OC Jailhouse Snitches, Alleged Lies

In an Orange County courtroom, attorneys have dueled for a year over allegations that authorities misused jailhouse informants, hid evidence and lied on the witness stand.

03/12/2015

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OC Gang Member Gets Plea Deal After Evidence Concerns

Leonel Vega, 34, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the shooting death of 17-year-old Giovani Onofre.

02/05/2015

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Court Weighs Alleged Misuse Of Jail Informants

An Orange County court on Tuesday began hearing evidence on allegations that authorities used jailhouse informants in high-profile murder and gang-crime cases in violation of the suspects’ constitutional rights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/18/2014