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Boston Connection to CIA Probe

There's a Boston connection to the federal probe into the CIA's destruction of terror suspects' interrogation tapes.

The Special Prosecutor tapped on Wednesday to head the criminal inquiry into the CIA played a major role in investigating the use of mob informants by the Boston FBI office in the 1980s.

John Durham brought corruption charges against FBI agent John Connolly for helping to protect mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.

WBUR's David Boeri covered that case, and more on the Boston crime beat for 20 years. He tells WBUR's Bob Oakes that Durham's role in the Boston FBI investigation back then could raise questions about how he'll approach the current CIA inquiry.

Audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site later today.

This program aired on January 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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