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Prof. Elizabeth Nevins Explains Plea Deals and Confidential Informants for LI Herald Story

Newsprint.

Oceanside Neighbor Says Alleged Drug Dealer Turned Government Informant in Exchange for Shorter Jail Sentence
By Peter Belfiore
Long Island Herald
July 20, 2017

Excerpt:

There is, however, no official record of a plea or confidential informant deal. But according to Professor Elizabeth Nevins, of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s criminal justice clinic at Hofstra University, it is possible that a deal could exist, even without the paperwork. “The defense has every reason in the world not to tell,” Nevins said. “And the prosecutor’s not going to tell about it either.”

Read the full article on the Long Island Herald website.

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