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    Bulger, Weeks exchange profanities

    Near the end of a dramatic day of testimony in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, key prosecution witness Kevin Weeks and Bulger shared a heated exchange of words. Bulger’s attorney J.W. Carney Jr. questioned Weeks about the deal he made with prosecutors, in which he received a six-year sentence in exchange for testifying against Bulger.

    The outburst between the gangster and his former protege was the second time Bulger has lost his temper during the trial.

    A transcript of the exchange follows:


    Carney: “You won against the system?”

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    Weeks: “What did I win? What did I win?”

    Carney: “You won five years.”

    Weeks: “Five people are dead, five people are dead.”

    Carney: “Does that bother you at all?”


    Weeks: “Yeah it bothers me.”

    Carney: “How does it bother you?”

    Weeks: “Because we killed people that were rats and I had the two biggest rats right next to me. That’s why it ...”

    Bulger: “You suck.”

    Weeks: “[Expletive] you, okay.”


    Bulger: “[Expletive] you, too”

    Weeks: “What do you want to do?

    Judge Denise J. Casper: “Hey. Mr. Bulger. Mr. Bulger. Let your attorneys speak for you.

    Mr. Weeks here’s how this works: You answer the questions, okay?

    Mr. Carney, you can finish your questioning.”

    Milton Valencia can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MiltonValencia. Anica Butler can be reached at