My friend is more than happy, even eager, to work legally with law enforcement. In the same law-abiding spirit, he has a very healthy respect for the Bill of Rights, the 4th Amendment in particular.
Well I get this email today:
Yesterday, a DEA agent tried to bribe one of my employees to provide him with access to customer information and to provide tips in the future.$1,000 was the amount offered, probably dependent on future information.
I was pretty pissed. We always cooperate on this stuff to the letter of the law. Then the agent asked to speak to the employee in private and pulled this stunt.
It's dirty, but as long as the employee was properly signed up as a confidential informant and there was paperwork for it all, it could all be legal and by the book.
I asked why he thought the employee didn't take the money. My friend said three reasons: "1. He's a good guy; 2. He knows we always follow the law; 3. He knows we'd fire him if we found out."