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Robert Fitzpatrick leaves the federal courthouse in Boston accompanied by his wife in April. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Robert Fitzpatrick leaves the federal courthouse in Boston accompanied by his wife in April. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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A former FBI supervisor will serve two years probation and pay a $12,000 fine for lying during the 2013 trial of Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.

Robert Fitzpatrick is known for trying to end the bureau's secret relationship with Bulger. In court and in countless interviews as author, witness and critic of the Justice Department, Fitzpatrick said his superiors never acted on his recommendation to stop using, and protecting, Bulger as a secret informant.

Fitzpatrick was accused of lying to jurors and overstating his professional accomplishments during Bulger's trial.

In failing health and facing multiple charges that could mean over seven years in prison, Fitzpatrick, 76, pleaded guilty in May in a deal that calls for the two years probation.

Critics say Fitzpatrick is no criminal and his prosecution is Justice Department payback.

Click the audio player atop this post for more on the story from WBUR's David Boeri.

This article was originally published on August 05, 2016.

This segment aired on August 5, 2016.

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