BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the family of one of James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged victims can continue with a federal lawsuit against FBI agents who monitored the mobster while he was an informant.
U.S. District Judge William Young said in a ruling issued Thursday that a lawsuit by Michael Donahue's family against agents can continue despite of an appeals court ruling that dismissed a claim against the federal government because the statute of limitations had expired.
The Boston Globe reports that Young said in his ruling that the case against the agents was filed within the time frame required for a civil suit against individual agents, and so it can continue.
His family says Donahue was an innocent victim who was giving a ride home to Bulger's target. Bulger is also accused in the death of Tulsa business man Roger Wheeler in the early 1980's.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe