Whitey Bulger

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
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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.

Judge Denies Request By Widow Of Bulger Victim

February 14, 2014

The widow of one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s victims has had her request for a larger share of the convicted mobster’s assets denied.

‘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’s Belongings To Be Sold At Auction

January 13, 2014

Bulger’s possessions will be sold to the highest bidders during a criminal forfeiture auction held over the next few months.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Transferred To Arizona Prison

January 10, 2014

It was unclear whether Bulger will serve his sentence in Tucson.

Bulger’s, Greig’s Love Notes Move Both To Tears

January 10, 2014

Convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense attorney says he hand delivered jailhouse love notes between his client and the woman with whom he spent 16 years on the run, moving both to tears.

Bulger Trial ‘Anticlimactic’ For Those Seeking New Information

December 27, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston Wednesday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The Bulger trial was “searingly painful” for the family of Bulger’s victims, but it was a disappointment for anyone who wanted the full truth about the relationship between Bulger and the FBI.

Boston Gangster Bulger Transferred To Okla.

December 17, 2013

Bulger was being held at a transfer point facility that houses inmates as they are moved between prisons. Authorities would not say where Bulger was ultimately headed.

Bulger Ordered To Pay $6M To Slain Man’s Family

December 17, 2013

Roger Wheeler, who was shot to death outside his country club in Tulsa, Okla., in 1981. It’s unclear whether the family will ever see the money.

‘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
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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
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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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