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‘Whitey’ Bulger investigator grilled by defense

A retired State Police colonel testified Thursday that FBI agents constantly sabotaged his efforts to target James “Whitey” Bulger, forcing investigators to rely on a hit man and other unsavory characters to build a case against the gangster and expose his corrupt relationship with the bureau.

Thomas J. Foley, who, more than two decades ago, launched the investigation that led to the sweeping federal racketeering and murder indictment Bulger now faces, said that the South Boston gangster had a “sordid” relationship with the FBI that “was preventing law enforcement from doing their investigations.”

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