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.
The 84-year-old South Boston crime boss will almost certainly spend the rest of his life behind bars. Judge Denise Casper will formally impose his sentence Thursday.
James “Whitey” Bulger put up no fight at his sentencing, opting not to speak himself.
A prosecutor called James “Whitey” Bulger a “little sociopath” Wednesday as he urged a judge to sentence the infamous South Boston gangster to life in prison, but Bulger himself declined to speak.
In their sentencing memo, prosecutors said Bulger has “no redeeming qualities” and there are “no mitigating factors” to argue for a sentence less than life.