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Prosecutors say Bulger’s immunity claim is ‘fantastical’

Federal prosecutors ­renewed their attack Tuesday on James “Whitey” Bulger’s claim that he had immunity from prosecution for crimes including murder, calling the gangster’s contention “fantastical,” “absurd,” and incoherent in court papers.

“The defendant has failed to provide any affidavit or evidence to support the absurd ­notion that he entered into a ­legally binding agreement with [deceased former federal prosecutor Jeremiah] O’Sullivan that immunized the defendant in perpetuity for any crime the ­defendant chose to commit,” prosecutors wrote in a brief filed in federal court in Boston.

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