Whitey Bulger Informant Asks For Compassionate Release From Prison

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The former Boston FBI agent convicted of being an informant for the now dead Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger will ask for compassionate release from prison Wednesday.

John Connolly is serving a 40-year sentence in Florida for his role in a series of killings. Connolly is 80 and his lawyer says he should be released because of numerous health problems and for being at risk for COVID-19.

Former WBUR reporter David Boeri, who closely followed the Bulger saga and trial for years, joined Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss.

This segment aired on February 17, 2021.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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