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Bulger’s former protégé Weeks recounts tutelage

Describes killings, drug deals, and shakedowns

The loyal protégé who stood by James “Whitey” Bulger’s side for two decades took the stand against him Monday, nonchalantly describing how the gangster killed without remorse, handled kilos of cocaine, and routinely extorted thousands of dollars from anyone viewed as an easy target.

Bulger craned his neck to get a better view as Kevin J. Weeks, whom he had not seen in nearly 17 years, climbed into the witness box in US District Court in Boston.

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