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New Orleans man's murder shows the danger of becoming a witness

“They get killed because they don't give them any protection. Or they go to prison and get their brains stomped out."

NEW ORLEANS — The shocking murder Tuesday night of a key federal witness in a major fraud case is raising an issue that has long plagued New Orleans: the risk of cooperating with law enforcement.

Cornelius Garrison, 54, had been secretly meeting with the FBI for months in the massive fraud case involving intentional truck accidents staged for insurance fraud. After he was indicted with eight others on Friday, he lasted four days before he was murdered. Read more...

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