Missing: a laptop of DEA informants

Wednesday, 2 June 2004, 11:20 AM EST

Federal investigators are frantically trying to determine what happened to a missing laptop computer that contains sensitive data on as many as 100 Drug Enforcement Administration investigations around the country, including a wealth of information about many of the agency's confidential informants.

The computer was first reported stolen three weeks ago by an auditor for the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General, which was conducting a routine review of DEA payments to informants. The auditor told police the laptop had been stolen from the trunk of his car while he was at a bookstore coffee shop in suburban Washington.

By Michael Isikoff at MSNBC.

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