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United States

25 January 2009

Daily News (New York)

He helped cops get more than 27 illegal guns off the streets as a confidential informant, and got an award and $5,700 for his efforts. But Russell Hicks claimed the NYPD stiffed him of thousands of dollars in gun-buy payments. Hicks' complaints, cops said, are common in the murky world of police informants, where criminals, prostitutes and junkies often make a few bucks by turning on their own. Hicks, though, does not fit the stereotype of a police informant. He's... (

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