Alex Johnson, Colombian Snitch in Case Against Buju Banton, Earned Millions From U.S. Government

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Alex Johnson -- a main character in this week's cover story about the conviction of Buju Banton -- on Monday further delayed his bankruptcy hearing. On the surface, there's nothing extraordinary about that; many Americans have turned to bankruptcy proceedings, which can stretch months if not years.

But Johnson isn't a U.S. citizen, and he'll never be one due to his felony-laden criminal record. Yet he has managed to earn nearly $3.5 million of taxpayer money while working as a confidential informant. He's a persistent and crafty snitch who used booze and claims of music industry contacts to lure Buju, a Grammy-winning reggae artist, into environments he may otherwise have avoided. Johnson also wasn't too fond of paying taxes, so the IRS put a lien on his pay from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The lien, however, was mysteriously lifted just days before he got paid for the Buju bust.

Johnson, the Depatment of Justice, and the DEA declined requests for interviews. So to get a better grasp on how fruitful and wonky the life of a snitch can be, we pulled a few interesting numbers that have marked the life of Alex Johnson. 

Here, a numerical breakdown of South Florida's multimillion-dollar snitch.

700: Number of kilos Alex Johnson said he was caught trying to bring into Miami in 1993.

21.5: Years Johnson was sentenced to serve.

2.5: Years he actually served.

16: Years Johnson has been working as a confidential informant. 

$3.3 million: Approximate amount of untaxed income he has earned working as a confidential informant.

$206,000: Mean per-year salary as a professional snitch.

$898,500: Price he paid for a home in a western Broward County gated community.

$50,000: Paycheck he earned for the bust that netted Buju Banton.

$200,000: Approximate amount Johnson owed the IRS in 2010, the same year he filed for bankruptcy and testified against Buju.



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herbertgodfreid
herbertgodfreid

I want to see a picture of this prick, he's got a rough life ahead of him. Doesn't matter how much money you have or whether you live in a gated community, karma's karma & Johnson's fucked. He's about to have the worst 50 years of his life & then he'll die. He might have his eyes cut out of his face & his butthole savagely raped, he may just get whipped, he could end up being diagnosed with some really horrible diseases... who knows............................ he's fucked.

Jamaicanesejade
Jamaicanesejade

The government want snitches. It's the government who are drug dealers. Robert Nyakana snitched, ran for a year, got caught last Friday June 1, 2012 in Africa, and is still looking at less time than every one else he snitched on.

Klovoi
Klovoi

Crime pays, do not kid yourself. In the drug world, the big fish swim away, and the little ones are behind bars, draining our economy, serving no purpose.This story only goes to show what PIMPS govern the United States of America!  WHY PAY THE D.E.A.?  PAY THESE SNITCHES..adding to my disgust of knowing that our "trained" Law Enforcement Is powerless with the aid of these RATS.  Took Sammy the Bull to bring down John Gotti..Oh boy, it is who you know, and you ...but crime pays .

Rihana
Rihana

Is Robert Nyakana African? Whyt realy happened in his case...? Was he caught selling concaine alone or with his gang..interesting story though.

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