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Federal prosecutors say Whitey Bulger’s claim of immunity is ‘frivolous and absurd’

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 and absurd” request 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.

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