Lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger used an admitted corrupt FBI agent Friday to suggest to the jury at Bulger's racketeering trial that he was not an FBI informant, a key contention of prosecutors.
John Morris, an ex-agent who admitted taking $7,000 in cash and two cases of wine from Bulger, was grilled by Bulger's lawyer about a 700-page file the FBI filled with information Bulger allegedly gave them while an informant in the 1970s and '80s.
Morris, who received immunity from prosecution, said he accepted gifts from Bulger while former agent John Connolly — who Morris supervised — was Bulger's FBI handler.
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