Law’s Lewis Katz discusses FBI stings, entrapment defenses

FBI stings, like one in Cleveland, become more common in terrorism investigations

The Plain Dealer: FBI agents often infiltrate and appear to collaborate with groups planning to commit crimes—like they did in the case of the accused Ohio 82 bridge-bombing conspirators. Some say their actions equate entrapment, but law professor Lewis Katz said the only thing the government has to prove is that someone was predisposed to carry out the crime. “Entrapment is a very, very rare defense,” he said.