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Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. You could make it clear to the DEA that you need to remain a confidential informant for your safety, before you give them any information. Another way to handle this is to hire a local attorney to contact them and make the arrangements for you to provide this information as a confidential informant. That said, if you were ultimately necessary as a witness at trial, assuming they could not prove all charges against him without your testimony, then they could compel you to testify. That doesn't mean he would know that you had started the investigation, it just means at that point, he would know you had been subpeonaed to testify against him. Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
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