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Fed with ties to mob pushes for release after Miami murder case overturned

MIAMI A former FBI agent whose relationship with Boston mobsters became crime lore is asking the Florida Supreme Court to force a lower court to finalize his appeal and free him. Nearly five months after an appeals court reversed his murder conviction in Miami on a legal technicality, ex-Boston FBI agent John Connolly remains behind bars as prosecutors fight to keep him imprisoned. At issue: prosecutors immediately asked Miami's Third District Court of Appeal to reconsider a May ruling in favor of Connolly, whose relationship with notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger became the basis for the 2006 crime movie "The Departed." But so far, there's...

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