Bulger says FBI deal gives him immunity
Cites long-ago pact with FBI; trial moved back to March 2013
Notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger says he had a deal with the government that protected him from prosecution and that agreement still holds, meaning that the extensive federal case against him — which includes allegations of 19 murders -- should be dropped. “The defendant reached an agreement with the Department of Justice through its agent during the 1970s. The immunity agreement fully protects the defendant from prosecution for all of the crimes currently under indictment,” Bulger’s attorneys said in a filing in federal court today.