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Bulger not entitled to name of informant, prosecutors argue

Federal prosecutors today insisted that lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger do not need the name of an FBI confidential informant the defense believes will help undermine the credibility of Kevin Weeks and John Martorano, former Bulger allies who are expected to testify against the gangster.

In papers filed in US District Court, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office said defense attorneys J.W. Carney Jr. and Henry Brennan already have an unredacted copy of an FBI report from 2000 summarizing what the confidential informant said, and they are not legally entitled to any more information on the informant’s identity.

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