i mean every government is basically a huge mafia/gang so i suppose a ci wouldn't feel anything about busting people cause he's getting paid and feels he is in power by having high level contacts in the government.
still, i think the hacker ethos has always been to think for yourself and solve problems in science, not really what these people are up to trying to gather intelligence / communications to use in the law enforcement process. i've watched my share of spy movies and can understand that fbi/ss has got to be the biggest bureaucratic agency in america, right behind nsa/cia/dod.
i guess my only point is once you go ci, you're no longer a true hacker. there is nothing interesting in what you're doing while putting limits on what you're allowed to do.
so i guess it makes sense that they let you swat/firetruck/pizza people, because it makes you feel like a kid again and there is some level of excitement in watching things unfold IRL.
this is why i could never be a ci even if i ever got busted, already opposed to whitehat/greyhat and realize blackhat is really pushing the envelope in the arena anyways. us already conducts so much cyber espionage overseas the blackhat way, and i personally don't find anything reprehensible in it. but come on, firetrucking? not for me... i like finding cool and neat shit online and in mathematics. there is more appeal when you find something yourself than spoofing a phone # to call in a hostage scenario.
but i guess w/e they are paying you it must be worth it.