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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 11:47 AM

Lawyers for Sen. Nathaniel Oaks say FBI used 'professional set-up artist' to target him

Lawyers for state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks say federal authorities deployed an informant who collects a six-figure annual paycheck from the FBI to entrap the Baltimore Democrat.

In court papers filed Thursday, Oaks’ defense team identified the informant as William Myles. But to Oaks, he was Mike Henley, a Texas businessman wanting to do property deals in Baltimore.

The attorneys said Myles has been paid $1.1 million over a decade’s work on sting cases against public officials around the country — even meeting targets at the same chain of steakhouses where he first encountered Oaks.

“Mr. Myles is nothing more than a professional set-up artist whose livelihood is dependent on inducing public officials into corrupt activity,” Oaks’ attorneys wrote in the documents filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-oaks-informant-20180301-story.html

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