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Prosecutors Accuse Former FBI Agent Of Perjury, Obstruction Of Justice In Bulger Case06:19
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Robert Fitzpatrick, 75, of Charlestown, R.I., leaves federal court in Boston Thursday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Robert Fitzpatrick, 75, of Charlestown, R.I., leaves federal court in Boston Thursday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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The Boston Marathon bombing trial is suspended until Monday because a juror is sick, but there was a major development in a case many of us thought had been put to rest.

Federal prosecutors say a former FBI agent committed perjury and obstruction of justice in the Whitey Bulger case. Former FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick was the first witness called by Bulger's defense team in the 2013 racketeering case. On Thursday, Fitzpatrick was back in court, this time facing six counts of perjury and six counts of obstruction of justice related to that trial.

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David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter. He tweets @davidboeri.

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WBUR: Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Lying During ‘Whitey’ Bulger Trial

  • "A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial and overstated his professional accomplishments, including falsely claiming to be the first officer who recovered the rifle used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., federal officials said Thursday in announcing a perjury case against him."

This segment aired on April 30, 2015.

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