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Don't Embarrass The Family: The Trial of Whitey Bulger's Handler FBI Special Agent John Connolly Paperback – October 11, 2012

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Matthew T. Connolly (October 11, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 526 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0985737107
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0985737108
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.93 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.19 x 9 inches
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As a former career prosecutor who had constantly done wiretaps investigating the illegal gambling empire of Whitey Bulger I attended federal racketeering trial of FBI Agent John Connolly in 2002 trying to learn more about what was behind the federal RICO indictment of Massachusetts State Trooper John Naimovich for racketeering. Naimovich had worked with me on these gambling investigations and was in the middle of of such an investigation when the feds arrested him.

I had been subpoenaed to testify for Naimovich. He was acquitted. He had been investigated by the FBI team on which Connolly was a member. The Connolly case presented a situation of the FBI against FBI so it seemed a great chance to look behind the FBI's wall of secrecy to uncover the reasons for Naimovich's prosecution. It was not to be. Neither side touched upon the subject.

I did however come away with a greater understanding of the FBI and the events surrounding James "Whitey" Bulger the master criminal. I wrote my book, "Don't Embarrass The Family" to show John Connolly was hung out to dry by the FBI to cover-up its tawdry relations with murderers. I sat on it for ten years. When Whitey was arrested in 2011 I followed the media reports of his life and discovered many were plainly wrong. That motivated me to publish my book in 2012.

Since then I have followed the Whitey Bulger case closely. I have done this publicly since June 2012 setting out the happenings in the case and other matters relating to Whitey and the criminal justice system in my blog:

www.thetrialofwhiteybulger.com

Anyone with interest in knowing what is really happening in this area can learn all that is necessary to know about this matter by reading that blog. Whitey's trial is scheduled to come up in June, 2013.

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