Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The imprisoned former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could implicated in a mob murder wants to be released from prison on medical grounds. John Connolly will ask the Florida Commission on Offender Review Wednesday to release him. Connolly’s lawyer told the Boston Herald his 80-year-old client has has melanomas and diabetes. Connolly was convicted in 2008 of second-degree murder after a mob hitman killed World Jai Alai President John Callahan in Fort Lauderdale. Trial evidence showed Connolly tipped Bulger that Callahan was about to implicate the gang in another killing.