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New info as the long awaited trial of reputed gangster James Whitey Bulger gets underway with -- opening statements to the jury.
-- accused of taking part in nineteen murders he spent sixteen years on the run.
Molly Line is live at the federal courthouse in Boston so as they started laying out their case -- what -- prosecutors have to say.
Prosecutors -- that James Whitey Bulger participated in a slew of murders -- extortion -- they said that he was no ordinary leader that he did the dirty work himself.
That he was a hands on killer assistant US attorney Brian Kelly -- one point.
Read aloud the names of all nineteen murder victims that -- is alleged to have killed including the stepdaughter.
Other fellow member gang member alleged to have been strangled by -- personally her name was Deborah -- Many of his other alleged victims were criminal rivals or people that -- believed were rats man that -- believed were feeding information to law enforcement.
An irony -- prosecutors say Bolger was one of the biggest informants in Boston giving money and information.
To the police of the FBI including FBI agent John -- prosecutors also gave us a look ahead.
-- telling some of the testimony become reasonable -- alleged partners in crime John.
So what about the defense what are they saying about -- -- allegations.
We'll just defense attorney steadfastly.
Denies that he was an informant that he was giving information to law enforcement instead he says.
The -- was happy to pay -- for information about wiretaps and searches that would help him avoid prosecution.
Here's JW Carney.
Well I hope to give people -- perspective.
What Boston will play in the 70s80s.
And how old clothes and gym and able to operate.
According talked a lot about corruption amongst law enforcement here in Boston focusing on one key player in this whole saga corrupt FBI agent John -- who is now serving forty years in prison.
-- admits that boulder Dave -- money and information but denies that was -- that tipped Bulger off to run.
And -- stay on the run for sixteen years until his capture in June of 2011 John.
Molly Line in Boston.
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