A man who says he was a paid informant working for the NYPD claimed Tuesday that he was ordered to spy on the innocent, and make them issue incriminating statements.
Bloomberg said this incident should remind New Yorkers to not become complacent.
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after a jury in Newark couldn’t reach a verdict in the case against Paul Bergrin. The panel had deliberated for six days.
Paul Bergrin is charged with helping to set up the murder of an informant who was to testify against one of his clients.
Defense attorneys contended neither defendant agreed to do anything illegal and that no bribes were accepted.
Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez and an associate were treated Tuesday to videotapes secretly made by a government informant.