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Bulger says jury should weigh immunity defense

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger argued Monday that the gangster has a right to ask a jury to decide whether there is any merit to his claim that the US Justice Department promised him decades ago that he would never be prosecuted for any of his crimes, including murder.

In a memorandum filed in US District Court late Monday, Bulger’s lawyers revealed for the first time that Bulger, 83, a longtime FBI informant who insists he had immunity, also says the government told him his agreement “did not have an expiration date.”

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