James 'Whitey' Bulger trial

Associated Press
This undated photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office and presented as evidence during the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger in U.S. District Court in Boston, Thursday, June 13, 2013, shows a panel of black and white photos including the alleged Winter Hill Gang leader, left, and other members of the organization in 1975. Bulger is charged with a long list of crimes in a 32-count racketeering indictment, including participating in 19 killings in the 1970s and '80s. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)

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A Florida appeals court has overturned the murder conviction for a former FBI agent linked to mobster Whitey Bulger.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that former agent John Connolly was improperly convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the 1982 slaying of a gambling executive. A hit man testified that he killed World Jai-Alai President John Callahan after ex-agent Connolly tipped Bulger and others that the executive would implicate them in another death. (AP)

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