Tuesday, July 8, 2008
3 Tips for Surviving the Witness Protection Program
Created by the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, the Witness Protection Program (WPP) does exactly what the movies say—it hides witnesses from vengeful thugs by giving them new identities (not to mention $60,000 a year in subsistence payments, one reasonable job opportunity, and—of course—psychological counseling). Since its inception, some 17,000 people have participated in the system, and no one who’s followed the program guidelines has ever been killed. With that in mind, we’ve provided this helpful list of “don’ts” guaranteed to make your WPP moving adventures a little more pleasant.