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‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lawyer says mobster was never informant

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer insisted Wednesday that the gangster was never an FBI informant, yet remains determined to prove his assertion that a former federal prosecutor promised him immunity for all of his crimes, including murder.

“James Bulger was never an informant for the FBI or anyone else at any time, and it was not the reason why he received immunity,” Boston lawyer J. W. Carney Jr. told reporters following a hearing on Bulger’s ­immunity claim.

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