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Beacon Hill church director accused of stealing funds

The director of operations for an obscure but wealthy ­Beacon Hill church stood ­before a federal judge Wednesday, accused of raiding the coffers of the congregation where he said he found redemption and enlightenment.

Federal agents arrested ­Edward J. MacKenzie, a 54-year-old self-proclaimed henchman for mobster James ­“Whitey” Bulger, after he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, extortion, bribery, and money laundering.

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