About the Program
"The Informant" is the account of the FBI and the Justice Department’s collaboration with a high level informant to collect information implicating a large American corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, with stealing money from its customers. Author Kurt Eichenwald reveals how this scandal in the mid-1990’s was complicated when the government discovered that its source, a senior executive at the firm, was involved in his own illegal activity. The interview with the author was in 2000. This is the first part in a two part series.