Whitey Bulger

‘Ancient History': Courtroom Reacts To Bulger’s Life Sentences

November 15, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

James Whitey Bulger will soon be moved to his new permanent home, the 84-year-old Boston crime boss has been housed at the Plymouth County jail for the past two and a half years. Now, he’ll go to a federal prison for the rest of his life.

Boston Crime Boss Gets Life In Prison For Killings

November 15, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, flanked by his defense attorneys, stands before Judge Denise Casper. Casper sentenced Bulger to two life terms Thursday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

As former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was led out of a courtroom to begin serving a life sentence for his murderous reign in the 1970s and `80s, questions remained for the families of some of his victims.

Ex-Crime Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Gets Life Sentence

November 14, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, flanked by his defense attorneys, stands before Judge Denise Casper. Casper sentenced Bulger to two life terms Thursday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Bulger, 84, accepted his punishment in stone-faced silence even as a judge castigated him for his “almost unfathomable” depravity.

‘Whitey’ Bulger Faces Life In Prison In Killings

November 14, 2013

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.

Relatives Of Victims Have Harsh Words For Bulger At His Sentencing

November 13, 2013

James “Whitey” Bulger put up no fight at his sentencing, opting not to speak himself.

Prosecutor: Bulger Is A Sociopath, Should Get Life

November 13, 2013

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.

Victims’ Families To Speak At Bulger’s Sentencing

November 12, 2013

Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will be sentenced this week in federal court in Boston. Though there is little suspense surrounding how much time he will likely receive, there is sure to be plenty of drama.

Prosecutors Seek 2 Life Sentences For Bulger

November 07, 2013

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.

Officials: Cyanide Killed Potential Bulger Witness

October 20, 2013

The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office says cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of James “Whitey” Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger’s trial.

Feds: All Bulger Victims Should To Get To Speak

October 12, 2013
James "Whitey" Bulger stands with defense attorneys Hank Brennan and J.W. Carney. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors argued Friday that Bulger was part of a criminal enterprise responsible for the murders of all the victims, regardless of whether he was the actual killer.

Family Asks For Probe Of Assets Of Bulger, Cohorts

September 23, 2013

The Davises want a special investigator to look into money and other property connected to James “Whitey” Bulger and his associates, so those assets can be distributed to victims.

Prosecutors Want Bulger To Forfeit $25 Million

September 20, 2013

The forfeiture order federal prosecutors requested would allow them to seize property worth up to $25.1 million.

Bulger Defense Costs $2.5 Million — And Rising

September 13, 2013

Documents show that the cost of Bulger’s court-appointed defense will be well over $2.5 million.

Families Seek Say At Bulger Sentencing

September 10, 2013

Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow victim impact statements from family members of all 19 people mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was accused of killing, even though Bulger wasn’t convicted in all those deaths.

Mass. Prosecutors Mull Bulger Charges

August 14, 2013

Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He has never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court.

Bulger’s Attorney: Trial Showed Depth Of Government Corruption

August 13, 2013

James “Whitey” Bulger’s attorneys say they will appeal his conviction, including a ruling that barred them from arguing that the government granted Bulger immunity from prosecution.

Expert: Mixed Verdict Shows Jury Did Their Job

August 12, 2013

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Managing Editor David Frank joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to decipher the Bulger verdict.

Bulger Found Guilty Of 11 Murders

August 12, 2013

After more than a month of testimony and 32 hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger found him guilty in all but one of the criminal charges against him.

Bulger Jury Begins Deliberations

August 06, 2013
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger listened as defense attorney Hank Brennan delivered his closing arguments Monday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

After 35 days of testimony, jurors began discussing the case Tuesday after hearing instructions from the judge.

Jury Hears Closing Arguments In Bulger Trial

August 06, 2013

After nearly seven hours of closing arguments Monday, the judge will deliver instructions to the jury Tuesday before it begins deliberations.

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