We’ve all seen movies where some Average Joe testifies in a high-profile case and has to enter the Witness Protection Program. Agents in sunglasses hand him a box containing his new identity. A limo whisks him away to an unknown location. He starts a new life, with none of his neighbors aware of his dark past.
In the real world, ‘The Program’ doesn’t always work as smoothly. Between failing to protect innocent citizens and enabling dangerous criminals, the US Marshals have bungled its fair share of cases. Here are 20 flops where the G-men deserved an F minus.
We can only hope that the government takes greater care with their witnesses in the future.
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