Even if he had an official deal with prosecutors, James “Whitey” Bulger could never have received such a complete blanket of protection that it would have allowed him to commit murder, legal analysts said in arguing that Bulger’s claim of immunity is just a ploy to sensationalize the case. “There’s no such thing as a license to kill, and that’s what he’s claiming,” said Anthony Cardinale, a prominent Boston lawyer who has represented one of Bulger’s alleged victims in civil proceedings.
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