Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to determine before trial whether James “Whitey” Bulger has any standing to raise an immunity claim, arguing that the “frivolous” claim should not be brought before a jury in the high-profile case. “Otherwise, the trial of this matter will become unduly elongated and unmanageable,” prosecutors said late Friday in court filings. Prosecutors said the notorious gangster’s “pure fantasy” that he was granted immunity for his crimes should not continue to slow down the case.
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