Whitey Bulger

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.

Closing Arguments Made In Bulger Case

August 05, 2013

WBUR’s David Boeri reports on closing arguments in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Lengthy Closing Arguments In Store At Bulger Trial

August 05, 2013

The judge granted each side three hours for its closing arguments, but urged lawyers to consider the jury’s ability to stay focused for such a long time.

End Of Testimony In Bulger Trial

August 02, 2013
Testimony in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger ended today. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The final day of testimony in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger was a disappointment for many.

Bulger: Give My Money To Families That Sued

August 02, 2013

Prosecutors said it has always been the intention of the government to give Bulger’s seized assets to victims’ families, but he said he isn’t sure Bulger “can dictate which ones get” money.

As Bulger Defense Nears End, His Testimony Uncertain

August 02, 2013

The defense plans to call two more witnesses and says Bulger has not yet decided if he will testify.

Key Question Remains: Will Bulger Testify?

July 31, 2013

Prosecutors tried to get an answer to that question Wednesday, but Bulger’s lawyers still aren’t saying.

Judge Rejects Request To Sequester Bulger Jurors

July 30, 2013

A federal judge has rejected a bid by reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to sequester jurors while they deliberate racketeering charges against him, including his alleged participation in 19 killings. Judge Denise Casper denied the request Tuesday shortly before the first defense witness was scheduled to resume testifying. Former FBI supervisor Robert Fitzpatrick testified […]

First Defense Witness Testifies In Bulger Trial

July 30, 2013

Robert Fitzpatrick — a former FBI agent who testified he once tried to dump Bulger as an FBI informant — faced a scathing cross-examination Monday.

Flemmi Paints Himself As A Foot Soldier Rather Than Partner

July 24, 2013

Stephen Flemmi, a convicted murderer and Bulger’s former criminal partner, will face more questions from the defense Wednesday in his fifth day on the stand.

Ex-Partner Flemmi Implicates Bulger In Murders, Extortion

July 23, 2013

In the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, his former partner, has implicated Bulger in numerous acts of murder and extortion. But in the last minutes of Monday’s court session, Flemmi — a convicted murderer — was, himself, confronted with accusations.

Flemmi Details Alleged Bulger Slaying

July 22, 2013

The defense began its cross-examination Monday of the man who may be the most important witness in the murder and racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.

Convicted Murderer Flemmi Returns To Bulger Stand

July 22, 2013

The Bulger trial finish line may soon come into view.

Bulger’s Ex-Partner Tells Of Many Murders

July 19, 2013

Stephen Flemmi, the former longtime partner of James “Whitey” Bulger, returned to the witness stand Friday to testify in Bulger’s trial.

Alleged Bulger Extortion Victim Found Dead

July 19, 2013

There is no word yet on what caused the death of alleged Bulger victim Stephen Rakes.

Ex-Partner Takes Witness Stand Against Bulger

July 19, 2013

Convicted murderer Stephen Flemmi returns to the stand for a second day Friday. He was a partner in what the defense admits was Bulger’s criminal enterprise.

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