Judge delays ex-FBI agent's sentencing

MIAMI, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Miami judge says he has postponed sentencing for former FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. after defense attorneys requested his murder conviction be tossed out.

Case against ex-FBI agent goes to jury

MIAMI, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Miami jury of six men and six women has begun deliberations in the case of a former FBI agent accused of orchestrating a killing for the mob.

Real-life 'Brasco' refuses to testify

MIAMI, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent whose actions were the focus of the Hollywood film "Donnie Brasco" says he will not testify in a homicide case in Miami.

Judge defends ex-agent accused of murder

MIAMI, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A senior federal judge has testified that ex-FBI agent John Connolly was a major contributor to efforts to end Mafia control of the Boston rackets.

Mobster implicates ex-FBI agent

MIAMI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say a member of Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang has linked former FBI agent John Connolly to a conspiracy to kill mob witnesses.

Lawyers spar over evidence in FBI trial

MIAMI, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Lawyers in the trial of former FBI agent John Connolly began the second day of his Miami murder trial debating what evidence the jury would hear.

Murder trial starts for ex-FBI agent

MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A rogue FBI agent was responsible for the 1982 slaying of a Boston businessman, the victim's wife testified at the ex-agent's trial Monday in Miami.

Judge's recusal could delay FBI trial

MIAMI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has removed herself from the trial of a former FBI agent charged with conspiring with Boston mobsters to kill a potential informant.

Judge urges U.S. to settle Bulger lawsuit

BOSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Boston judge ruled that the FBI bore responsibility for the gangland slayings of two men in 1982 by tipping off mobsters that one of them was an informant.

Talks resume in Broadway stagehands strike

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A fresh round of talks Saturday between Broadway producers and stagehands had some expressing hope the New York strike might end soon.

Costner to star in thriller 'New Daughter'

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner has signed on to star in the big-screen thriller, "The New Daughter," which will mark Luiso Berdejo's Hollywood feature directorial debut.

Reardon elected AFTRA president

PHILADELPHIA, July 23 (UPI) -- Delegates elected Roberta Reardon president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists during the union's convention in Philadelphia.

AFTRA elects president to complete term

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists elected Roberta Reardon as its president, the union announced in New York and Los Angeles.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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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.
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John Connolly
AFTRA President John Connolly speaks at an election night party hosted by The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and held at the Millenium Biltmore hotel on November 8, 2005 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

John Connolly (born May 31, 1968, Dublin) is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker.

His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was met with critical acclaim; it was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and went on to win the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel (he is the first author outside of the US to have won the award). Connolly's debut introduced readers to the anti-hero Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Connolly has since written a further 5 books in the popular Parker series and a non-Parker thriller, as well as venturing outside of the crime genre with the publication of first, an anthology of ghost stories and later, a novel about a young boy's coming-of-age journey through a fantasy realm during World War II England. Several film adaptations of his works are currently in development; the earliest to appear to audiences will be partially based on the short story "The New Daughter", and stars Kevin Costner and Ivana Baquero, previously seen in the acclaimed film Pan's Labyrinth. Connolly is also known to tour extensively to promote the launch of his books. In 2007, Connolly made book-store appearances in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan to promote The Unquiet.

Before becoming a full-time novelist, Connolly had worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a gofer at Harrods department store in London. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Trinity College, Dublin and a M.A. in Journalism from Dublin City University, he spent five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper. He quickly became frustrated with the profession, and began to write Every Dead Thing in his spare time. Connolly continues to contribute articles to the paper, most notable of which have been a series of interviews with other established authors.

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