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.
For decades, the story of “Whitey” Bulger’s rise to power has paralleled that of South Boston’s other famous son, his brother, politician William Bulger.
A forensic anthropologist explained how she recovered the bodies of alleged Bulger murder victims from secret graves.
Bulger’s lead lawyer on Thursday filed a motion asking for a suspension of the trial until Tuesday so the defense team can prepare for prosecution witnesses expected on the stand.
The fireworks in court Tuesday came between Bulger and former protege Kevin Weeks, who was testifying on behalf of the prosecution.
Tuesday was a dramatic day in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, as the defendant and his former associate, Kevin Weeks, hurled expletives at each other.
Kevin Weeks, the man known as James “Whitey” Bulger’s surrogate son, testified in the latter’s trial Monday.
Few associates ever got closer to James “Whitey” Bulger than Kevin Weeks, who was Bulger’s right-hand man for over 20 years.
A few excerpts of James “Whitey” Bulger’s conversations in the Plymouth County House of Corrections were introduced as evidence Tuesday.
In return for immunity at previous trials, former FBI supervisor John Morris has admitted taking bribes from Bulger while looking the other way to lies and murders.
Jurors are also expected to hear from several former drug dealers who claim Bulger extorted money from them.
Prosecutors plan to introduce some of Bulger’s recorded jailhouse phone conversations this week.
John Morris told the jury how he got to know “Whitey” Bulger — and was eventually corrupted by him.
Prosecutors say Bulger was an FBI informant for 15 years, providing information on the rival New England Mafia. Bulger’s lawyers deny that.