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Former police informant admits to lying

Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News report that a former police informant in Philadelphia claims that he and a narcotics officer lied about information used to convict alleged drug dealers. The informant, Ventura Martinez, said he fabricated information to earn money, fight the Philadelphia drug trade and to honor his close relationship with narcotics officer Jeffrey Cujdik. According to the article, this admission could potentially affect hundreds of drug cases.

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