And he gives as a crowning instance that he exposed himself to the hatred of the informer Cyprianus by preventing the punishment of Albinus, a man of consular rank.
Stealing from a fellow thief, turning state informer and a host of other offenses were punished by execution.
The conspiracy was honeycombed with treachery, and it was long a matter of dispute to whose information the government were indebted for Fitzgerald's arrest; but it is no longer open to doubt that the secret of his hiding place was disclosed by a Catholic barrister named Magan, to whom the stipulated reward was ultimately paid through Francis Higgins, another informer.
Rashleigh, who has become an informer, is killed by Rob Roy during an attempt on Frank's life.
I now know that he has been a paid informer for many years.