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Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Ex-FBI supervisor insists Bulger was an informant

Also admits to lies, taking mobster’s bribes

A former FBI supervisor admitted Friday that he lied on FBI reports, shared “purely social” dinners with James “Whitey” Bulger, and took bribes from the gangster, but he rejected defense arguments that Bulger was never an informant.

During his second day on the stand at Bulger’s racketeering trial in US District Court in Boston, John Morris, 67, appeared combative at times as a defense lawyer suggested Bulger never told the FBI anything useful, while paying Morris and other agents for confidential information.

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