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Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Defense lawyers want to call one of Bulger’s gang

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyers argued Wednesday that they should be allowed to call his former associate, Patrick Nee, as a witness in his federal racketeering trial because he has been identified as Bulger’s accomplice in many slayings, yet has never been charged with any of them.

“He’s an eyewitness to many of the core allegations in this case,” Bulger’s lawyer, Hank Brennan, said during a hearing after jurors had been excused for the day. “If the government doesn’t want to call an eyewitness, we will.”

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