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‘Whitey’ Bulger lawyers win release of court documents

The federal judge who oversaw hearings in the late 1990s that exposed James “Whitey” Bulger’s corrupt relationship with the FBI agreed Thursday to release some of the confidential documents in the case to Bulger’s lawyers, as they prepare for the gangster’s upcoming trial.

Lawyers for Bulger argued that the documents undoubtedly relate to the gangster and said that they could support his claim that he was offered immu­nity from prosecution for his cooperation decades ago.

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