Gentile pleads guilty in guns, drugs case

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Reputed mobster Robert Gentile, suspected of being privy to a 1990 Boston art heist, pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug and firearm charges in Hartford, Conn.

Reputed mobster linked to Boston art theft

HARTFORD, Conn., March 28 (UPI) -- The FBI believes reputed mobster Robert Gentile, awaiting trial on a drug arrest, has information about a 1990 Boston art heist, a prosecutor said in court.
U.S. probes two detainee deaths

U.S. probes two detainee deaths

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the U.S. Justice Department will conduct criminal investigations into the deaths of two detainees in U.S. custody.
Justice starts criminal probe of CIA tapes

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said it will begin a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes showing interrogation of terrorism suspects.

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

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

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.

Jury mulls ex-FBI agent's fate

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The fate of a former FBI agent was in the hands of a federal jury Friday in Boston. The jurors were deliberating the case of retired FBI Special Agent John Connolly, accused of racketeering and protecting his underworld informants.

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

FBI agent with gang ties on trial

BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors Thursday planned to call witnesses in their attempt to prove a former FBI special agent took bribes from Boston gang leaders he had cultivated as informants against the Mafia. Retired agent John Connolly insists he was only following

John Durham is a federal prosecutor. He is probably best known for leading an inquiry into allegations that FBI agents and Boston police had ties with the mob.

In January 2008, he was appointed to lead the U.S. Justice Department criminal investigation into the 2005 CIA interrogation tapes destruction.

In December 2000, Durham revealed secret FBI documents that convinced a judge to vacate the 1968 murder convictions of Enrico Tameleo, Joseph Salvati, Peter J. Limone and Louis Greco because they had been framed by the agency. In 2007, the documents helped Salvati, Limone, and the families of the two other men - who died in prison - win a US$101.7 million civil judgment against the government.

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