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$3,101,876 Awarded Deceased FBI Informant's Estate After Former Agent Revealed Identity

Emily Mclntyre, as administratix of her deceased son's estate, sued former FBI Agent John Connolly for proximately causing the informant's 1984 death by revealing his identity to mobsters. The estate was awarded $3,101,876.

A fisherman and FBI informant, John Mclntyre knew of attempted gun smuggling plans to the Irish Republican Army by James "Whitey" Bulger and accomplice Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, leaders of the Winter Hill Gang. Mclntyre gave the information to U.S. Customs agents. Bulger and Flemmi were consequently fugitive mobsters and 30-year FBI informants, who Connolly told that Mclntyre was working with agents. After being invited to a party Mclntyre was interrogated, strangled and fatally shot in the head.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts at Boston awarded the estate $3,000,000 for pain and suffering, $100,000 for loss of consortium and $1,876 for funeral expenses. See: McIntyre v. Connolly, Case No. 1:01-CV-10408-RCL (D. Mass. Sept. 5, 2006).

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