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Bulger lawyers want court to reveal identity of informant

Contend it would discredit witness

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger asked a federal judge Monday to unmask the identity of a confidential informant they say could undermine the testimony of one of the government’s key witnesses in the case against Bulger, Kevin Weeks.

Weeks’s “credibility, or lack thereof, will be a central issue at trial,” Bulger’s lawyer, J.W. ­Carney Jr., said in an 11-page court filing Monday. “Any evidence that tends to shine an unfavorable light on his truthfulness is exculpatory and highly relevant.”

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