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The Bulger Mystique

Battle with judge bitter to the end

E. George Daher braces himself against the back of his chair when the questions are asked. His eyes widen, he absently picks things up from his desk, sighs and rubs his face. Finally, the chief judge of the Housing Court speaks warily about his fabled run-in with Senate President William Bulger.

”This is difficult for me,” he says slowly. “It’s cost me thousands of dollars in pay and legal expenses. A handicapped woman who worked here was fired for no reason. . .”

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