In Bid For New Trial, Attorneys For Bulger Say Next Step Is Supreme Court03:21

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Attorneys for the imprisoned mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger say their next step is the Supreme Court now that a federal appeals court has rejected Bulger's bid for a new trial.

Bulger argues that his trial and conviction on 32 counts of racketeering, including 11 acts of murder, was "a sham," as he told the judge at his trial in 2013.

But in a ruling released Friday evening, the appeals court issued a strongly worded rejection.

WBUR senior reporter David Boeri covered the trial and the years leading up to it. He spoke with Bulger's attorney, Henry Brennan.

This segment aired on March 6, 2016.

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Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.