Former FBI Agent Speaks Out On Murder Conviction

December 4, 2008

Florida (ChattahBox) – In a shocking case of corruption, former FBI Agent John Connolly’s sentence has been postponed until January 15, for the mob-hit that resulted in the death of World Jai-Alai executive John Callahan.

After months of refusing to tell his side of the story, he finally broke his silence today, making his first statement since his initial proclamation of innocence at the beginning of his trial.

“I did not commit these crimes I was charged with,” Connolly told reporters Thursday. “I never sold my badge. I never took anybody’s money. I never caused anybody to be hurt, at least not knowingly, and I never would.”

“It’s heart breaking to hear what happened to your father, and to your husband,” Connolly continued, addressing the victim’s family. “My heart is broken when I hear what you say.”

According to his attorney, Connolly’s relationship with killers and mobsters was a part of his job, and that gaining their trust was crucial to the success of his undercover job.

“He did what the FBI wanted him to do and now all of a sudden, he’s responsible for all these heinous acts,” his lawyer argued, staunchly denying any claims that his client abused his badge, or gave the information that finally led to the execution of Calahan.

An appeal has been issued for last months conviction on charges of first degree murder, and the sentencing has been put off until the evidence and arguments can be heard, and a decision on the appeal can be made.


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