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Prosecutors want accused Boston mobster to shave beard

BOSTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have asked a Boston judge to order an accused mobster to shave his beard so witnesses who saw him "before he was a fugitive" may recognize him.

Mobster found hiding in Idaho

BOSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- An alleged New England mobster on the lam since 1994 has been arrested in Idaho living under an assumed name, the FBI said.

Plea deal for Boston's 'Cadillac Frank'

BOSTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Boston mobster Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is expected to get a plea bargain that will have him out of prison in less than a year.

Convicted ex-FBI agent wants new trial

BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. cited "utterly explosive" statements of a former Mafia driver in his request for a new trial on racketeering charges.

Jailed gangster to be government witness

MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- A 71-year-old gangster serving a life sentence will be the key government witness in the prosecution of a retired FBI agent in Miami on a murder charge.

Mobster allegedly denied medical care

BOSTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An admitted mob killer jailed in Massachusetts may have cancer but officials are not letting him get medical treatment, the prisoner's attorney said.

Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years

BOSTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge Monday sentenced a retired FBI special agent credited with putting many New England Mafia figures behind bars to 10 years and one month in prison for racketeering and obstruction of justice. John Connolly, 62, was convicted in May of prote
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Convicted ex-FBI agent facing prison time

BOSTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A former FBI special agent once highly praised for recruiting gang bosses as underworld informants now faces lengthy prison time for protecting them. John Connolly remained free on bail Wednesday awaiting sentencing in August after being convicted of rack
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Jury convicts ex-FBI agent of corruption

BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Boston Tuesday found a former FBI agent guilty of racketeering and obstruction of justice. The jury deliberated over two days before deciding John Connolly had been corrupted by top Boston gang bosses he recruited as informants.
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Jury gets FBI corruption case

BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Boston begins deliberating Friday whether a former FBI agent was corrupted by his underworld informants or was a dedicated agent who risked his life to recruit criminal snitches for the agency's war against the Mafia. Closing arguments w
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Prosecution wraps up at FBI agent's trial

BOSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The prosecution rested its case Monday at the federal trial of a former FBI agent accused of protecting Boston gang leaders who acted for decades as his underworld informants. John Connolly is on trial for racketeering, bribery and obstruction of justice.

Boston mob-linked FBI agent trial set

BOSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Mobsters and FBI agents will take the stand over the next several weeks in Boston at the federal racketeering trial of former FBI special agent John J. Connolly Jr., linked by the government to Boston gang leaders James "Whitey" Bulger and Steven "The Rif
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