Miami jury convicts ex-FBI agent in killing of gambling executive with ties to Boston mobsters

Other News Materials 7 November 2008 02:52 (UTC +04:00)

Former FBI agent John Connolly has been convicted of second-degree murder for leaking information

to Boston mobsters that led to the 1982 shooting death of a gambling executive who also had ties to gangsters, the Associated Press reported.

Jurors deliberated about 13 hours over three days before delivering the verdict following Thursday a two-month trial. The jury acquitted Connolly of first-degre e murder conspiracy, but he still faces a maximum of life in prison when sentenced Dec. 4.

The story that unfolded over the past two months in a Miami courtroom spanned more than two decades of Boston's underworld, a tale of the notorious Winter Hill Gang that has already spawned several books and was the basis for the 2006 Martin Scorcese film "The Departed."