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A Florida court will weigh the racketeering  conviction of   former FBI agent John ”Zip” Connolly

By Shelley Murphy

 

The fate of former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr., who is imprisoned for his role in a murder involving gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will be considered by all 10 judges of Florida’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Tuesday, the appeals court granted a request by prosecutors for a hearing before its entire bench on whether 74-year-old Connolly’s conviction for the 1982 slaying of Boston businessman John Callahan should stand. The court has yet to set a date for a hearing.

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