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US asks voiding of $3.1m award in slaying of Quincy fisherman

Argues that agent betrayed the FBI

Emily McIntyre held photos of her son John after testifying in Boston in the wrongful death lawsuit against the government. Emily McIntyre held photos of her son John after testifying in Boston in the wrongful death lawsuit against the government. (JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2006)
By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / March 4, 2008

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A Justice Department lawyer urged a federal appeals court yesterday to overturn a judgment awarding $3.1 million to the family of a Quincy fisherman who was allegedly killed by long-time FBI informants James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, contending that the FBI should not be held liable for the actions of a rogue agent. (Full article: 650 words)

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