When Camille Declan found out about Brodeur Chemical's illegal dumping of toxic waste, she informed Matt and gave him the file proving her claims. However, due to her whistle blowing, she was killed. With the knowledge of this, Istook was paid by Jason Brodeur to falsely testify against Peter Declan, Camille's husband, leading to Peter's conviction. A while later, however, The Hood forcefully coerced Istook into telling the truth and he told him the location of his information, in return for his life. Istook later filed a report to the police about being attacked by The Hood.