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Troubled to see decades-old allegations against Kevin White rehashed

I am writing in response to Peter Schworm’s Nov. 29 article about Boston Mayor Kevin H. White and the release of FBI files from the 1970s (“FBI releases files on Kevin White,” Metro). As White’s former press secretary and director of communications, I am deeply troubled to learn that the Globe would choose to rehash decades-old allegations.

The case against Mayor White was not pursued by the US attorney’s office because it was built upon lies. The mere fact that these allegations came by way of federal agents working in the most corrupt FBI office in the United States should have given your reporter pause, or, at the very least, should have been noted in the article.

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