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Murder case comes due for ex-FBI star

John J. Connolly Jr., 68, once a star agent in the FBI's Boston office, is accused of warning gangsters James 'Whitey' Bulger and Stephen 'The Rifleman' Flemmi , longtime FBI informants, that John B. Callahan (left) might tell the FBI they were involved in the murder of an Oklahoma businessman in 1981. Prosecutors allege that Connolly knew the tip would lead to Callahan's death. John J. Connolly Jr., 68, once a star agent in the FBI's Boston office, is accused of warning gangsters James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi , longtime FBI informants, that John B. Callahan (left) might tell the FBI they were involved in the murder of an Oklahoma businessman in 1981. Prosecutors allege that Connolly knew the tip would lead to Callahan's death.
By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / September 8, 2008

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The night before he was murdered in the summer of 1982, Boston business consultant John B. Callahan called his wife to say he wouldn't be home because he was on his way to Washington, D.C. (Full article: 1340 words)

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