Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Former FBI Agent Makes Dramatic Apology To Slain Man's family At Whitey Bulger's Racketeering Trial

At you can read about John Morris, a former FBI Special Agent who apologized to the family of an alleged murder victim of James "Whitey" Bulger.

Boston - A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James "Whitey" Bulger offered a tearful apology Monday to the family of one of Bulger's alleged murder victims, but the man's widow said his words "didn't mean anything."

The apology came as John Morris was being cross-examined by a defense lawyer at Bulger's racketeering trial. Bulger, 83, is charged with participating in 19 murders in the 1970s and '80s while he allegedly led the notorious Winter Hill Gang.

Morris testified that he told fellow FBI agent John Connolly that Edward "Brian" Halloran had given authorities information about a murder Bulger's gang was suspected of committing. At the time, both Morris and Connolly — his subordinate — had corrupt relationships with Bulger, who he said was a longtime FBI informant at the same time he was committing a litany of crimes.

Prosecutors say Halloran and Michael Donahue — an innocent bystander who had offered Halloran a ride home — were killed in 1982 after Connolly leaked the information to Bulger. Bulger is accused of opening fire on the car as the two men left a Boston restaurant.

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You can also read my Q&A with Dick Lehr, the author of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss, via the below link: 

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