Morris recalled asking Connolly — who he described as his "best friend" — what Bulger and Flemmi wanted from the FBI.
"He said, 'a head start,'" Morris testified.
He said Bulger and Flemmi wanted to be tipped off if they were about to be arrested so they could get away.
Connolly was convicted of doing just that: tipping off Bulger to an indictment, prompting him to flee Boston in 1994. Bulger was one of the nation's most wanted fugitives until he was finally captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.