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James ‘Whitey’ Bulger To Testify On His Own Behalf

James "Whitey" Bulger, in a June 23, 2011, booking photo (AP)

James “Whitey” Bulger, in a June 23, 2011, booking photo (AP)

Lawyers for alleged South Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger told a federal judge yesterday that they will no longer attempt to have the case against Bulger dropped.

Instead, they will take their chances with a jury at trial.

They added that Bulger will be taking the stand in his own defense, and will testify that members of the Justice Department offered him immunity from prosecution in exchange for his cooperation.

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