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"Whitey" Bulger Trial: Ex-associate of reputed mob boss wraps up testimony on 6th day

This pair of file booking photos shows Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, left, in 1974 from the Boston Police Department, and James "Whitey" Bulger, right, in 1984 from the FBI. Flemmi, Bulger's alleged former partner serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to 10 killings, is expected to testify in Bulger's trial Thursday, July 18, 2013 in federal court in Boston. Bulger, now 83, is accused in a 32-count racketeering indictment and in playing a role in 19 killings in the 1970s and Uncredited

Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, left, in a 1974 booking photo from the Boston Police Department, and James "Whitey" Bulger, right, in a 1984 booking photo from the FBI.
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(CBS/AP) BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger's former associate has finished testifying after six days on the witness stand in Bulger's racketeering trial.

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Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi's cross-examination by Bulger's lawyer ended Thursday. Flemmi acknowledged that the government had allowed him to keep some properties under a 2003 plea agreement that also spared him death penalty prosecutions for murders in Oklahoma and Florida.

On Wednesday, Flemmi admitted he had lied under oath in years past but insisted he's telling the truth now.

Under questioning from prosecutors, Flemmi said he was with Bulger almost every day for 20 years, and the two committed numerous crimes together, including murders.

Bulger is accused of participating in 19 killings.

He was the reputed leader of Boston's Irish mob, the Winter Hill Gang, and one of the country's most wanted fugitives before his capture in California in 2011.

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