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FBI's severing of ties to Bulger detailed in testimony

Former supervisor discusses decision, role of Connolly

By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / October 23, 2008

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MIAMI - The FBI dropped James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi as informants in 1990 because their handler, agent John J. Connolly Jr., was retiring and told his bosses that the notorious Boston gangsters were themselves retiring from their criminal activities, according to testimony yesterday at Connolly's murder trial. (Full article: 769 words)

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