You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


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.

Continue reading below

Expected today

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.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of