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Lawsuit: DEA informant killed man

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The Associated Press

A man accused of gunning down another man in Albuquerque’s South Valley last year was an active U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informer who was improperly supervised, a new lawsuit alleges.

The family of Jason Estrada recently filed a $50 million lawsuit against the agency, the second suit in recent months alleging problems with the DEA’s handling of informants, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Edward Quintana, 31, has been charged with killing Estrada. He also is charged with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13.


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