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Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 40 years in 1982 killing

Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 40 years in 1982 killing

Former FBI agent John Connolly has been sentenced to 40 years for the 1982 mob-related killing of a Miami gambling executive.
Judge Stanford Blake imposed the sentence Thursday after rejecting defense claims that the statute of limitations expired on Connolly's second-degree murder conviction. Prosecutors said that didn't apply because a gun was used in the killing of 45-year-old John Callahan.
Trial testimony showed Connolly provided information to Boston mobsters leading to Callahan's slaying by a hit man. Mob bosses feared Callahan would implicated them in another killing.
The 68-year-old Connolly is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for his corrupt dealings with Boston's Winter Hill Gang. Connolly will appeal the murder conviction.


Updated : 2021-04-17 02:18 GMT+08:00