Whitey Bulger

The Murky World Of FBI Informants

September 25, 2015
FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) and notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) in a scene from the 2015 film, "Black Mass." (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

The world of FBI informants, from “Black Mass” and Whitey Bulger to the thousands out there right now.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Longtime Girlfriend Indicted On Criminal Contempt Charge

September 22, 2015

Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, was indicted on a charge she refused to testify about whether others had helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run.

Appeals Court Upholds Ex-FBI Agent’s Murder Conviction In Case Connected To Bulger

July 29, 2015
John Connolly, after his conviction in Miami in 2008 (AP)

The new decision concluded Connolly could be convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Lawyers Submit Appeal

July 27, 2015

Lawyers for the convicted gangster argued before a federal appeals court Monday that it should set aside his 2013 conviction.

Lawyers For ‘Whitey’ Bulger Ask Court To Overturn Conviction

July 27, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Bulger’s attorneys contend his right to a fair trial was violated when a judge barred him from telling the jury about his claim that a federal prosecutor promised him immunity.

Boston Gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Bid For New Trial Heads To Appeals Court

July 26, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Convicted Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger is hoping a federal appeals court will overturn his convictions based on what his lawyers call a “constitutional error” that denied Bulger his right to a fair trial.

Whitey Bulger Writes Teens In Letter: ‘My Life Was Wasted’

June 28, 2015

The Boston Globe reports Bulger wrote in a letter from federal prison that he brought “shame + suffering” to his family.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Appeal Set For July 27

June 15, 2015
James "Whitey" Bulger is depicted in this 2013 courtroom sketch alongside his attorneys. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Lawyers for convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger claim he did not get a fair trial because they were barred from saying that a now-deceased prosecutor promised Bulger immunity for his crimes.

Prosecutors Prepare To Distribute Bulger’s Assets

May 27, 2015

Prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 in assets seized from the convicted mobster to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

Gov’t Charges Ex-FBI Agent With Perjury In Bulger Case, Claiming He Is A Liar, Not A Hero

May 01, 2015
Robert Fitzpatrick walks from federal court in Boston Thursday, accompanied by his wife, Jane. Federal officials are accusing Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent, of lying to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Former FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick is often credited as a whistleblower who helped expose “Whitey” Bulger. Now, Fitzpatrick faces charges of perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from his testimony in Bulger’s trial.

Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Lying During ‘Whitey’ Bulger Trial

April 30, 2015
Robert Fitzpatrick walks from federal court in Boston Thursday, accompanied by his wife, Jane. Federal officials are accusing Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent, of lying to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A retired FBI agent who was once second in command in the agency’s Boston office has been arrested on perjury charges and accused of lying on the stand during the trial of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

Florida Appeals Court Reconsiders Ex-FBI Agent’s Murder Case

February 12, 2015

A Florida appeals court is reconsidering its decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style killing linked to imprisoned Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.

Dick Lehr: From ‘Whitey’ Bulger And ‘Black Mass’ To D.W. Griffith And ‘Birth Of A Nation’

November 13, 2014

Dick Lehr, co-author of “Black Mass,” rewinds history to a conflict in 1915 between groundbreaking director, D.W. Griffith, and journalist and activist, William Monroe Trotter.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Moved To Florida Federal Prison

September 05, 2014

His attorney Hank Brennan said Thursday he hasn’t been told why Bulger was moved.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Attorneys Appeal His Conviction

August 14, 2014

Bulger’s lawyers say they should have been able to argue that the Boston mobster had been given immunity.

Bulger Appeal To Be Filed Aug. 14

August 01, 2014

The notice Thursday didn’t give details. Bulger’s lawyers have said he believes he should have been allowed to argue that a now-deceased federal prosecutor gave him immunity.

Florida Prosectors Ask Court To Reinstate Ex-FBI Agent Connolly's Conviction

June 12, 2014

The Florida Attorney General on Thursday asked the court to reconsider its decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for former Boston FBI agent John Connolly.

If Released, Connolly Could Face New Charges In Mass.

May 29, 2014

An appeals court in Florida has overturned former FBI agent John Connolly’s conviction for murder.

Fla. Court Voids Murder Conviction Of Ex-FBI Agent Linked To Bulger

May 28, 2014
John Connolly, after his conviction in Miami in 2008 (AP)

A Florida appeals court ruled that former agent John Connolly was improperly convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the 1982 slaying of a gambling executive.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Defense Costs Top $3M

March 21, 2014

Documents submitted Friday show Bulger’s defense lawyers have charged the government a little more than $2.7 million for their work.

Court Approves 2nd Lawyer To Help Bulger’s Appeal

March 07, 2014

A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s appeal.

Mass. Man Who Says Bulger Framed Him Seeks New Trial

February 17, 2014
In this AP file photo, Fred Weichel, then 50, sits in court in 2003. He is serving a life sentence for a 1980 murder. (Julia Malakie/AP)

A man who has spent more than three decades in prison for murder is asking for a new trial, claiming he has corroboration for his claim that gangster James “Whitey” Bulger framed him.

‘Whitey’ — A Film With A Bit Of Gray From Sundance

January 29, 2014
"Whitey" Bulger arrest photo. (David Boeri archive/Sundance Institute)

“Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger” comes to a sold-out Coolidge Theatre Thursday.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Begins His Defense

July 29, 2013
Some basic criminal records in Massachusetts -- including mug shots -- are exempt from state public records law, according to recent rulings by the secretary of state. (Courtesy David Boeri)

The defense team for James “Whitey” Bulger began their work today calling retired FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick, as their first witness. The big question: will Whitey take the stand?

Bulger Trial, Week 2: Former Hitman John Martorano Takes The Stand

June 17, 2013

Martorano was a close associate of Whitey Bulger, who spent 12 years in prison for his crimes. He struck a deal with federal prosecutors and is now a key witness in the case against Bulger, who’s on trial for 19 murders, extortion and racketeering.

The Cast of Characters at the Bulger Trial

June 05, 2013

When the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger gets into full swing, key figures from Boston’s old mob world will be among the witnesses expected to take the stand.

Whitey’s Campaign Of Violence

February 14, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger stands during his initial appearance in a federal courtroom in Boston Friday, June 24, 2011. His brother William Bulger, left, and Judge Marianne Bowler, right, are also depicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Two reporters talk about the criminal escapades of James “Whitey” Bulger — his campaign of mayhem during the busing crisis, his firebombing of John F. Kennedy’s birthplace, blasting the Boston Globe with a shotgun, and his 16 years on the lam.

Bulger's Late Girlfriend Had Secrets To Share With FBI

August 21, 2012
Tourists James “Whitey” Bulger and his then-girlfriend, Teresa Stanley, pose for a picture at a shop outside Alcatraz prison in the early 1990s. (Stanley photo obtained by WBUR’s David Boeri)

Teresa Stanley might have led the FBI to capture Bulger almost as soon as he fled — if they’d actually talked to her.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Case: Should Judge Recuse Himself?

August 09, 2012

WBUR reporter David Boeri discusses the Bulger defense team’s contention that Judge Richard Stearns should recuse himself from presiding over the trial.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger To Testify On His Own Behalf

August 07, 2012
James "Whitey" Bulger, in a June 23, 2011, booking photo (AP)

Lawyers for alleged mobster James “Whitey” Bulger have decided not to seek dismissal of the case, and instead say they will put Bulger on the stand to testify that he was offered immunity from prosecution by the Justice Department.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger's Girlfriend, Cathy Greig, Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

June 12, 2012

Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of James “Whitey” Bulger, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the reputed mobster elude authorities for 16 years.

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