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The Boston Globe


Kevin Cullen

Don’t believe hyperbole in the Bulger trial

Whitey Bulger’s defense began Monday and let’s just say it was not a good day for the defendant. The first guy out of the box, retired FBI supervisor Bob Fitzpatrick, took the stand, ostensibly to bolster Whitey’s claim that he wasn’t an informant.

Now, being an FBI informant is not a crime and it’s not part of the indictment. But Whitey’s obsessed with refuting it because he can’t go to the great prison in the sky allowing everybody to think he’s a rat.

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