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INFORMANT GUNNED DOWN IN BROOKLYN!!

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Snitch cooperating in federal drug probe gunned down
Informant takes bullet in Mercedes

By MITCHEL MADDUX and DAN MACLEOD
Last Updated: 7:35 AM, February 13, 2013
Posted: 1:35 AM, February 13, 2013
EXCLUSIVE
An informant aiding the feds in a New York drug probe was gunned down after he left a nightclub in Brooklyn last month, The Post has learned.

The murder appeared to be a professional hit, law-enforcement sources said — and the killing could hamper efforts to convince others to become government cooperators.

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‘SINGING’ NO MORE’: Burton Dennison, who was cooperating with federal agents in drug cases, was shot to death in this car in Brooklyn.
Burton Dennison, 44, who was gunned down in his Mercedes in East Flatbush, was helping agents on Long Island on “multiple cases” in exchange for reduced jail time on drug charges, said a source familiar with the investigation.

“He was cooperating not only in the case he was arrested on, but also proactively assisting the DEA to ensnare others dealing drugs,” the source said.

“Certainly, any cooperator will have this in their mind when it comes to their decision whether or not to work for ‘Club Fed,’ ” another source said.

And a veteran prosecutor called the murder a “worst-case scenario,” noting that word of the killing would spread “like ripples in a pond” and intimidate informants already wary of cooperating.

“From a law-enforcement perspective, it’s what keeps us up at night,” the source said. “The best thing we can do is come back, full force, on whoever did it.”

Dennison, of Queens, who was married with six kids, was shot once in the head and once in the “lower extremity” on Jan. 13 after leaving the club at 3:30 a.m., according to documents and a source.

He was gunned down a few blocks away at East 46th Street and Glenwood Road.

He started working with the feds when he was busted in September 2011 for selling a kilo of cocaine to an informant — who himself was angling for reduced jail time on drug and money-laundering charges — according to court documents.

He gave up an alleged partner in the scheme when he was arrested, and later agreed to work with the DEA on the Long Island drug cases, sources said. He did not enroll in the federal witness-protection program.

Sources said investigators are probing whether the murder was revenge for his cooperation.

“Mr. Dennison pled guilty pursuant to a cooperation agreement, and following his guilty plea he continued to cooperate with the government,” his lawyer, Eric Franz, wrote to federal Judge John Gleeson. “Unfortunately Mr. Dennison’s worst fears manifested themselves in his being gunned down and murdered.”

Dennison pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute drugs, and was set to be sentenced Friday in Brooklyn federal court.

The killing of a cooperator in a federal case is unusual.

“It rarely happens,” said Steve Zissou, a defense attorney, even though “cooperating is a very dangerous game.”

Additional reporting by Bruce Golding and Josh Margolin

11 Responses to INFORMANT GUNNED DOWN IN BROOKLYN!!

  • Brightlight says:

    Why is it that ppl wanna get involved with this type of life and then when they get caught won’t just take they charge and stfu? Especially when you dealing with the white lady! This is where the line “stop snitching” is needed.

    So many of the ones that snitch don’t even realize that the DTs they snithcin too sometime inform the ones they snitching on. Please the DTs just as dirty as the damn street huslters. KMFT

  • FireBrand says:

    If you play the game follow the rules…’nuff said.

  • a who him ? a J’can?..

  • Nom de plume says:

    Sounds like he got his just reward, while he was doing everything he could to stay out of jail, so were his associates. If prison so bad, why was he working over time to ensure others got sent down? Scumbag.

  • ... says:

    You know I was gonna ask if you heard any development bout the Brandon case…I wonder

  • Foxy Lady says:

    In his world this would be considered justifiable homicide. No one in that game will think it’s okay to give you a free pass to send them to prison to leave their women and kids behind while you did the same dirty deed, reaped your own benefits and are having a good old time in the club on account of being a snitch.

    The game sweet when the money is rolling in but life and freedom generally short, it’s a trade off you sign up for when you decide to join the game.

    I don’t condone murder but in this case it’s understandable.

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  • Anonymous says:

    JUST A REMINDER TO ALL MY REAL PHILLY HUSTLERS, THERE IS TWO PEOPLE PRESENTLY WORKING FOR DEM BWOYS ,THEY BUSY IN DANCEHALL AND OTHER EVENTS,BEWARE IF U R A SO CALL FUGITIVE AND ALSO WHO U DEAL WID. MAN AND WOMAN INFORMERS FROM DI NORTH EAST AREA BADGE#1525 AND #6666 RESPECTIVELY. WARNINGSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! NO JOKE

  • Anonymous says:

    IT A GUH REACH DEH GAL DEH AN DEH BATTYMAN DEH A PHILLY DANCEHALL DEM INNA DI CLOSET{OR SKILLY DEM SPEAKERBOX DEM} . BEWARE OF THESE VIPERS ,THEY FROM NORTHEAST AREAS, THEY R VERY EQUIP AND DANGEROUS. SO IF UNU AH FUGITIVE OR DEH DUH UNU TING TECK WEH USELF. WARNINGSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eye&eye says:

    I knew homie. He’s not a Jcann, he’s a Guyanese.. God rest the dead but i knew he wasn’t bout that life..

  • wat did he really expect to disrupt other people life who never bother him but because he selfish he gets caught up and want other people to suffer for his down fall.now the rat falls real hard i bet he dont get up now. wen he was making money fr his big dealings he never share it wit the people he bring down so why wen he get caught he want them to do time wit him. rat yuh eat yuh poison,go and joint yuh ancesters now.

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