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FBI Agent: Sting informant says he was told not to target Republicans

December 4, 2016

By Craig R. McCoyand Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS

An FBI agent has said the undercover operative in the controversial “sting” run by the state Attorney General’s Office told him he was discouraged from targeting Republicans, raising questions about the integrity of an investigation that has netted five convictions of Democrats.

In a new court filing by the last sting defendant still fighting charges, FBI Special Agent Robert J. Haag said that the operative, Tyron Ali, told him the state office seemed “more interested in targeting Democrats than Republicans.”

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