Appeals Court Faults Boston FBI In Mob Killing

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By Milton J. Valencia
Boston Globe
The U.S. Appeals Court has upheld a lower court ruling holding the FBI responsible for the 1984 killing of a Quincy fisherman by Winter Hill gang leaders and a rogue agent who leaked information to them, in a decision that could settle at least six other cases claiming the FBI had corrupt dealings with James “Whitey” Bulger.
The court ruled that the FBI tolerated former agent John J. Connolly’s treacherous relationship with longtime informants Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, even while supervisors knew that Connolly was leaking information to the gang leaders.
That information led to the killings of FBI in formants at the hands of Bulger and Flemmi, including the murder of John McIntyre, a 32-year-old fisherman who was lured to a South Boston home, confined to a chair, grilled for hours, choked, and shot to death.
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