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Ex-agent recalls 'paranoia' about 'Whitey' Bulger's FBI connections

BOSTON (Reuters) - FBI files about mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger were locked into a fireproof safe in the bureau's Boston office to keep them from the prying eyes of corrupt agents who would leak them to criminals, a retired agent testified on Wednesday.Full story

First defense witness in Boston mob trial waffles on role in case

BOSTON (Reuters) - A prosecutor in the murder and racketeering trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger on Tuesday attacked the credibility of the defense's first witness, a former FBI agent who published a book on the former mob boss. Full story

Ex-FBI agent calls Boston mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger a reluctant snitch

BOSTON (Reuters) - Notorious mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger peered from behind dark glasses and a Boston Red Sox baseball cap at former FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick the first time they met, and the agent realized this was no average informant. Full story

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  Defense prepares to call witnesses in Bulger trial

The defense will call witnesses in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger this week, hoping to undermine the credibility of the more than 60 witnesses who took the stand for the prosecution. NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports.

  Witness in Whitey Bulger case found dead

Stephen Rakes, who told police Whitey Bulger came to his house and held him up at gunpoint in front of his infant daughter, was found dead in suburban Lincoln, Mass. TODAY’s Stephanie Gosk reports and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle comments on this twist in the case.

  Was Bulger witness murdered? ‘Of course,’ friend says

Stephen “Stippo” Rakes, a potential witness in the trial of suspected mob boss Whitey Bulger, was found dead Wednesday on the side of the road in the Boston suburb of Lincoln. One day earlier, prosecutors told Rakes he would not have to testify. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

  Boston mobster Bulger swears at ex-partner during trial

While at his federal racketeering trial, the gangster James "Whitey" Bulger got into a testy exchange with former partner Kevin Weeks. Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle read from the court transcript.

  F-bombs fly during Whitey Bulger trial

Whitey Bulger, the accused former head of the South Boston Irish mob, heard an associate testify against him in court. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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Undated handout photo of Bulger holding Martorano's youngest son, John Jr., during his Christening ceremony
Undated handout photo of Bulger holding Martorano's youngest son, John Jr., during his Christening ceremony

James "Whitey" Bulger holds John Martorano's youngest son, John Jr., during his Christening ceremony in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts. Prosecutors showed the photograph to the jury June 18, 2013 as Martorano took the stand in the trial of accused

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These are 1984 FBI handout photos of New England organized crime figure James J. "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger has been a fugitive from the law since January 1995, after being indicted on federal racketeering charges.

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photo
Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photo

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, who was arrested in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2011 along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, is seen in a combination of booking mug photos released to Reuters on August 1, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Marshals Service/U.S. Department of