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Whitey Bulger Update: Defense submits new witness list in racketeering trial of reputed mob boss

Former mob boss "Whitey" Bulger, found in Santa Monica after being on the run for 16 years, appeared in a Boston court and pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and racketeering. AP Photo

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(CBS/AP) BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger's lawyers have submitted a new, pared-down witness list for his racketeering trial.

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Bulger's lawyers had submitted a list with the names of more than 80 potential witnesses. Their new list, filed early Tuesday, contains 37 names. It includes a man who was wrongly convicted in a gangland slaying because of FBI corruption.

Joseph Salvati spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit after corrupt FBI agents withheld evidence.

The prosecution is still presenting its witnesses but could wrap up by the end of this week. The defense could begin presenting its case early next week.

The 83-year-old Bulger is accused of playing a role in 19 killings in the 1970s and `80s.

On Tuesday, businessman Michael Solimando told jurors that Bulger once shoved a machine gun between his legs and ordered him to pay him $400,000.

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