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But Wyshak suggested that Bulger’s lawyers were trying to divert attention away from Bulger by focusing on FBI corruption. Wyshak noted that Carney, in his closing argument, never said his client was not guilty.
During the trial, Bulger’s lawyers spent much of their time disputing allegations he was a "rat" who informed on the rival Italian mob and people in his own gang.
In addition, the defense tried to counter allegations Bulger strangled women — something he also apparently considered a violation of his underworld code of honor.
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