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James 'Whitey' Bulger defends himself in Joe Berlinger's latest Sundance documentary

This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows director, Joe Berlinger, of the documentary film, "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger," which has its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Though James “Whitey” Bulger declined to take the stand at the summer 2013 trial where he was convicted of multiple counts of murder and extortion, the 83-year-old former crime boss can be heard defending himself in a new documentary. (AP Photo/Sundance Institute, Ali Pflaum)
January 23, 2014 - 6:05 AM

PARK CITY, Utah - James "Whitey" Bulger speaks.

Though he declined to take the stand at the summer 2013 trial where he was convicted of multiple counts of murder and extortion, the 84-year-old former crime boss can be heard defending himself in a new documentary playing at the Sundance Film Festival.

Bulger is among the voices in Joe Berlinger's film "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger." The film also includes interviews with prosecutors, defence attorneys and victims' relatives.

In the film, Bulger tells his defence attorney that he was never an FBI informant, but rather had federal agents on his payroll. He said he'd pay agents and police officers up to $50,000 in cash for information, wiretaps and photo surveillance.

Berlinger said hearing Bulger is among the film's most exciting elements.

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