BOSTON — Family members of one of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged victims are due in court to try to continue their lawsuit against former FBI officials.
The family of Michael Donahue will ask U.S. District Judge William Young if its lawsuit can proceed alleging civil rights violations against individual FBI agents.
Bulger was a longtime FBI informant. His cohort, Stephen Flemmi, has testified Bulger killed Edward “Brian” Halloran after former FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. warned them that Halloran was cooperating with the FBI against them. Donahue, who was giving Halloran a ride home, was also killed when Bulger and another man allegedly opened fire.
Bulger was a fugitive for more than 16 years before being apprehended in Santa Monica, Calif., last year.