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.
The 82-year-old Duvall has had a long television and film career, including starring roles in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II.”
Jurors in the murder and racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger have plenty to think over, following three days of testimony by a man who says he killed with Bulger and on Bulger’s behalf.
Martorano admits he’s murdered 20 people, but he struck a deal with the government to get out of jail in exchange for testifying against Bulger. Defense attorneys Wednesday questioned the basis for Martorano’s freedom and tried to prove to the jury that he cannot be trusted.
John Martorano, one of the government’s key witnesses against James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, returns Wednesday for a third day of testimony.
John Martorano’s testimony is key to the prosecution’s case.
John Martorano today gave chilling details about murders he committed after they were ordered by Bulger and his partner, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi.
Admitted killer John Martorano served 12 years in prison after striking a cooperation deal with prosecutors.
On Thursday, retired state police Col. Tom Foley testified that he was blocked by the FBI when he tried to investigate Bulger.
Jurors in James “Whitey” Bulger’s racketeering trial on Thursday were shown machine guns and other weapons from a massive arsenal that investigators say he and his gang owned, as prosecutors attempted to show that Bulger ran a criminal enterprise through violence, intimidation and fear.
What prosecutors told jurors in their opening statement at the trial of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger Thursday likely came as no surprise. But what the defense told them certainly did.
In opening statements, prosecutors said Bulger was at the center of “murder and mayhem” in Boston for almost 30 years, while the defense attacked credibility of the government’s star witnesses.
Almost two years after his capture, reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will stand before a federal jury Wednesday as opening statements begin.
Opening statements are expected Wednesday morning.
In a motion filed Monday, Bulger’s lawyers asked for a stay of proceedings while they conduct their own investigation into a hit man expected to be a star prosecution witness.
We speak with a Boston criminal defense attorney and former state and federal prosecutor about his expectations for both sides’ legal strategies in the case.