Lawyer Paul Pearson comments on acquittal in a Mr. Big case

mr_bigVictoria Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson comments in a Times Colonist story by Katie Derosa on an acquittal in a local murder case that was based on a confession in a Mr. Big undercover operation. The judge found the confession to be unreliable. In these cases the undercover police spend months convincing a suspect that they are members of a sophisticated criminal organization that the accused can be part of to earn money an protection but only if they confess to the crime the police are actually investigating. Mr. Big is the fictitious crime boss that the accused is asked to confess to.