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With long odds, Bulger will have his day in court

List of charges — including 19 killings — is extensive as the trial opens this week

James “Whitey” Bulger calls it “The Big Show,” his chance to vindicate himself after years of being portrayed in court proceedings, hearings, and books as a depraved gangster who strangled women, corrupted FBI agents, and informed on his friends.

“Want to refute lies + try to get my name cleared,’’ Bulger wrote to a friend from jail last year in a letter that was shared with the Globe.

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