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Ex-FBI agent gets probation for perjury at gangster's trial

A former high-ranking FBI agent was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for lying on the witness stand during Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial.

Robert Fitzpatrick, 76, was the assistant special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office from 1981 to 1986, during a time when Bulger led a violent gang responsible for more than a dozen murders and simultaneously worked as an FBI criminal informant.

During Bulger's 2013 trial, Fitzpatrick testified that he tried to end the FBI's corrupt relationship with Bulger, who was protected from prosecution by agents who saw him as a valuable informant on the New England Mob.

Prosecutors said...