In the first full day of testimony, retired State Police colonel Thomas J. Foley, who headed the investigation into Bulger in the early 1990s, told jurors that the FBI sabotaged State Police efforts, forcing investigators to cut a deal with hit man John Martorano to expose Bulger’s relationship with the FBI. Retired State police detective Lieutenant Bob Long told jurors that someone impeded his investigation into Bulger in 1980.

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After testimony from law enforcement about Bulger’s alleged tactics in extorting bookmakers, jurors are set to hear from two of them directly: James Katz and Richard O’Brien. Prosecutors had threatened bookmakers with harsh prison sentences in the early 1990s as a strategy to force them to cooperate against higher-level criminals, and legal analysts said the strategy aided the indictment against Bulger.