A recent article in Reuters titled, "For Boston FBI, 'Whitey' Bulgar Verdict a Step 'to Earn Back Trust'" discusses the case of James "Whitey" Bulgar, once the most feared criminal in Boston.
The article states that legal experts are saying that this verdict is, "likely to leave the 83-year-old in prison for remaining years [and is] a step towards redemption for the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
"I was somewhat taken by the defense of immunity. I think it was novel and perhaps in another day and another time it would have prevailed," Barry I. Slotnick, a defense lawyer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, told the publication. "He controlled organized crime in Boston and the FBI was desperate to get info from him, whether they got it or not and so as a result of their need to ingratiate themselves with him, it all went aside."
Read the full article - "For Boston FBI, 'Whitey' Bulgar Verdict a Step 'to Earn Back Trust'" (Reuters, August 13, 2013)