Feds: Whitey Bulger's Immunity Claims 'Absurd'
Mobster says feds gave him carte blanche in the '70s
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 19, 2012 10:29 AM CST
James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in this June 23, 2011 booking photo.   (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

(Newser) – Prosecutors are rolling their eyes over Whitey Bulger's assertions that authorities gave him permanent immunity from all prosecution for his work as an informant in the 1970s. In court documents filed on Friday, prosecutors called those claims "absurd" and "frivolous," and asked a judge to insist Bulger present proof of any such immunity deal before the trial becomes an "unduly elongated and unmanageable" morass, the Boston Herald reports.

"His attempt to foist this absurd notion upon the court demonstrates his disdain for the criminal justice system and society itself," prosecutors write. Bulger's lawyers are demanding that the court turn over all of Bulger's correspondence with the FBI, Department of Justice, and the New England Organized Crime Strike Force concerning some of his fellow Winter Hill Gang members.

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Nov 19, 2012 11:21 AM CST
This may not be absurd. the Feds have cut all sorts of completely fucked up deals with killers and major criminals before. What about Sammy "The Bull" Gravano? he admitted to killing 19 guys and walked to put John Gotti in the pen. There are hundreds of similar examples. The FBI is a proven criminal empire going back to the 50 years of Hoover's queer leadership. The FBI has admitted to hundreds of illegal wiretaps and actions sincec the Patriot Act Police State has been installed. We need to indict, convict and imprison all Federal Agents proven of their crimes against the American People. NO exceptions to these scumbags with badges.