Boston Globe: Florida Prosecutors Ask Court to Reinstate John Connolly Conviction

John Connolly stood after a hearing on Sept. 4, 2008 in Miami.
John Connolly stood after a hearing on Sept. 4, 2008 in Miami. –WILFREDO LEE/ AP

Prosecutors in Florida have asked an appeals court to reinstate the murder conviction of corrupt former FBI agent John Connolly, The Boston Globe reports.

The Florida attorney general's office appealed to the Third District Court of Appeals to take another look at the case. A three-judge panel of the court in late May had thrown out Connolly's second-degree murder conviction for the 1982 slaying of businessman John Callahan.

Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2009, after jurors heard he told notorious mobster James “Whitey’’ Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman’’ that Callahan would notify the FBI about their involvement in a 1981 murder. In 1982, Callahan’s body was found in the trunk of a car at Miami International Airport.

Read the full Globe story here.

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