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WHITEY & THE FBI | PART 2: THE MAFIA MYTH

Agents gave Bulger starring role - but was it real?

This Spotlight Team 5-part series was prepared by editor Gerard O’Neill and reporters Dick Lehr, Michell Zuckoff, and Shelley Murphy. Today’s installment was written by O’Neill.

Hands clasped behind his head and cowboy boots plunked on a coffee table, a relaxed James "Whitey’’ Bulger awaited the start of a meeting called to see if he would be fired as an FBI informant.

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