Whitey Bulger

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.

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 […]

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