Testimony Slowed in James 'Whitey' Bulger Trial - NECN

Testimony Slowed in James 'Whitey' Bulger Trial



    A former FBI special agent has had trouble recalling details from decades old cases, slowing testimony this week (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo) - It was a slower day than usual in the trial of James 'Whitey' Bulger.

    In a week that is expected to feature the testimony of some of Bulger's most notorious former mob associates, testimony has slowed to a grind as former FBI Special Agent Gerry Montanari has struggled to recall details from decades old crimes.

    Montanari worked with the FBI for a number of years and was partnered with Leo Brunnick, who worked extensively with informant Brian Halloran.

    Since Brunnick passed away, the prosecution has called Montanari to testify on Brunnick's behalf.

    Unfortunately, the government has had to slow things down and walk him through questioning in order to get details from the cases they are interested in, some of which are 30 years old or more.

    But on Wednesday, testimony is expected to pick up in both pace and excitement. Former Winter Hill Gang associate Stephen 'The Rifleman' Flemmi is scheduled to take the stand in the middle of this week.

    As one of Bulger's former partners in crime and one of the leaders of the Winter Hill Gang, Flemmi's testimony is expected to be critical to the prosecution's case.

    Flemmi was accused and convicted of several murders, but is cooperating with the government in Bulger's trial.

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