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.
His attorney Hank Brennan said Thursday he hasn’t been told why Bulger was moved.
Bulger’s lawyers say they should have been able to argue that the Boston mobster had been given immunity.
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.
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.
An appeals court in Florida has overturned former FBI agent John Connolly’s conviction for murder.
Documents submitted Friday show Bulger’s defense lawyers have charged the government a little more than $2.7 million for their work.
A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s appeal.
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.
Bulger’s possessions will be sold to the highest bidders during a criminal forfeiture auction held over the next few months.
It was unclear whether Bulger will serve his sentence in Tucson.
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 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.
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.
The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger’s California apartment after his arrest two years ago, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Authorities say the profits will be split among the families of those who were killed by Bulger.
It’s not clear how long “Whitey” Bulger will stay at the administrative facility.
Bulger’s lawyers have said he believes his trial was a “sham” because he wasn’t allow to use his immunity defense.
WBUR reporter David Boeri discusses the Bulger defense team’s contention that Judge Richard Stearns should recuse himself from presiding over the trial.
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.