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.
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.
The defense plans to call two more witnesses and says Bulger has not yet decided if he will testify.
Prosecutors tried to get an answer to that question Wednesday, but Bulger’s lawyers still aren’t saying.
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 […]
Robert Fitzpatrick — a former FBI agent who testified he once tried to dump Bulger as an FBI informant — faced a scathing cross-examination Monday.
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.
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.
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.
The Bulger trial finish line may soon come into view.
Stephen Flemmi, the former longtime partner of James “Whitey” Bulger, returned to the witness stand Friday to testify in Bulger’s trial.
There is no word yet on what caused the death of alleged Bulger victim Stephen Rakes.
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.
Bulger’s former partner took the witness stand, but overshadowing his testimony was the sudden and mysterious death of an alleged Bulger victim. WBUR’s David Boeri has more from the courthouse.
James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi haven’t seen each other in nearly 20 years.
As federal prosecutors prepare to wrap up their case in the murder and racketeering trial of longtime Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, they still have one more major witness to call.
The new list submitted Tuesday has 37 names, down from the original list of 80. It includes a man who was wrongly convicted in a gangland slaying because of FBI corruption.
A former FBI agent returns to the witness stand in Boston after testifying that one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged murder victims predicted his own death.