Back in the 1980s, Robert Mueller was in charge of the FBI in Boston. His team, led by John Connolly, who is now in prison, withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense, which led to 4 innocent men being sent to prison for life. Two of the men served decades in prison, and two died in prison before the illegal activity was discovered. To make matters even more corrupt is that every time one or more became eligible for parole, Mueller would write a letter opposing that parole. Once it was discovered, the two men and the families of the other two sued – and collected a whopping $101 million dollars! Mueller’s current number two man also had a similar problem in a Mafia case.
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger: a notorious gangster and murderer from Boston, who was also a long time confidential informant of the FBI.
During the 1980s, Mueller served as an assistant US attorney and then as the acting US attorney in Boston. The FBI was under his supervision during the time Bulger was an informant.
Former FBI Special Agent John Connolly, who is now in prison for racketeering and murder-related charges, had been the handler for James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. He allegedly tipped off Bulger that one of his business associates was going to testify against him. Bulger had his associate murdered.
Bulger was a confidential informant for the FBI since 1975 and escaped arrest by the FBI in the 90s after his FBI handler informed Bulger an arrest was imminent. He was on the run for 16 years and captured in 2011. Mueller was then director of the FBI.
In 1965 four men were convicted of a murder that the FBI later learned they did not commit. Three of the men faced death sentences.
The FBI had learned during the time Bulger was an informant that the men did not commit the murders. The men served decades in prison and two of them died in prison.
A jury trial revealed that the FBI had known the men were innocent but withheld the evidence from state law enforcement authorities.
In 2007, a jury awarded more than $101 million in damages to the surviving men and their families.
However, during the time the men were in prison Mueller wrote multiple letters to the parole and pardons board opposing clemency for the four men. Mueller never answered questions as to what he knew about the case or if he was aware of the men’s innocence, as reported extensively by Kevin Cullen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer with the Boston Globe.
In 2013, Bulger went on trial for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering and extortion. He was also indicted on weapons charges and 19 counts of murder.
But what can you do to stop snitches? Here’s a list of snitches with pictures and locations. Also read: Control of Information so you can stop snitching on yourself. Also: How to find out who’s a snitch and 10 Ways to Spot an Informant and How the cops are tracking you and No Warrant No Problem and Criminal defenses (How to beat your court case) And to inspire you: 7 Fugitives who Became Folk Heroes, How I Lost my friends