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Record sealed to protect identity of cooperating inmate (access required)

Where an inmate who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cocaine-related crimes provided “substantial assistance” to the government, he was entitled to have a pleading about his efforts sealed and removed from online research services. There was a heightened risk of harm if other inmates learned about his cooperation and there were no lesser alternatives ...