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US says ‘Whitey’ Bulger immunity unfounded

The Justice Department and the FBI have been unable to ­locate any documents that support James “Whitey” Bulger’s claim that he was authorized to commit crimes, including murder, according to a government memorandum filed in court Friday.

Bulger, 83, says that former federal prosecutor Jeremiah T. O’Sullivan, who died in 2009, verbally promised him lifetime immunity decades ago, though he has yet to provide specifics, including the date he says it was granted.

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