Government Liable In Alleged Murder By Bulger

The family of a man allegedly killed by New England mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been awarded about 3 million dollars after a judge ruled the federal government was responsible for the murder.

The judge said that the government is responsible for the 1984 death of Quincy fisherman John McIntyre, because former FBI agent John Connolly told Bulger that McIntyre had talked with U.S. customs agents investigating Bulger.

17 federal lawsuits have been filed against the government by alleged Bulger victims.

Ten of the suits have been dismissed because they were filed too late. The McIntyre case is the first one to make it to trial.

This program aired on September 5, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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