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Bulger Jurors Battled Tension, Boredom And Fear

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 08.17.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- They started out as 18 strangers seated in a jury box, stunned they'd been chosen to decide a case the government waited nearly two decades ...

Victims' Families React To Bulger Trial Verdict

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- A sampling of reaction to Monday's verdicts against James "Whitey" Bulger: "Mr. Bulger knew as soon as he was arrested that he was going to...

Were Corrupt FBI Agents Protecting 'Whitey' Bulger?

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger finished a fourth day of deliberations Friday without reac...

Does Mobster's Racketeering Trial Have Too Much Evidence?

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — James "Whitey" Bulger's lawyers tried to put the government itself on trial during closing arguments Monday, accusing federal prosecuto...

Bulger Wants Stash Of Cash Split Among Alleged Victims' Families

Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime

James "Whitey" Bulger said Friday that he would forfeit $822,000 found inside the walls of his California hideout -- under the condition that the cash...

As End Nears, Will Bulger Testify?

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- James "Whitey" Bulger called his racketeering trial a "sham" Friday as he revealed he would not testify in his own defense, a decision that ...

Mobster Admits To Lying Under Oath

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A real estate developer on Thursday described a harrowing encounter with James "Whitey" Bulger, recounting how the reputed gangster sho...

Ex-Partner Says Mob Boss Was A Pedophile

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner in crime returned to the witness stand Wednesday for a fifth day of testimony, with the defense ...

'A Girl Who Called You 'Daddy' Consented To Sex With You?'

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner in crime spent hours Tuesday combatively sticking to his story that Bulger strangled two young w...

Bulger's 'Rifleman' To Testify About Killings

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A feared gangster known as "The Rifleman" detailed for a jury Friday a grisly string of nine murders he says reputed Boston crime boss ...

Bulger Victim Predicted His Own Death, FBI Agent Says

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A man who was allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger predicted he would be killed if Bulger learned he'd been cooperating with autho...

Bribe-Taking FBI Agent To Testify About 'Whitey'

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger on Wednesday continued to challenge a claim by prosecutors that Bulger was a top-echelon FBI informa...

Michael McLaughlin

Confessed Gangster Says He Turned On Whitey Because He's 'A Rat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- An admitted murderer from Boston's fearsome Winter Hill Gang faced relentless questioning about why he’s testifying against fellow ex-gang...

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey's Partner Killed 20 People, But 'Didn't Like Doing Any Of It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- Hitman-turned-government witness John Martorano resumed his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger Tuesday, describing how his former partn...

Michael McLaughlin

Testimony: 'Killing Assholes Like You' Part Of Whitey's Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- Two elderly ex-bookies testified Friday that they paid tribute money to James "Whitey" Bulger's gang which they said had a reputation for hu...

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey Was 'Very Nice' To Neighbor Who Helped Bust Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- In the waterfront federal courthouse here, prosecutors this week started building their case that James "Whitey" Bulger was the violent lead...

Michael McLaughlin

Prosecutors Break Out Big Guns Against Whitey

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- Jurors in James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial Thursday got a glimpse of the heavy firepower that prosecutors say helped him dominate ...

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey Turned Garage Into Underworld Board Room: Cop

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- A retired state trooper who monitored Whitey Bulger in 1980 will continue his testimony this morning about the downtown Boston garage where ...

Michael McLaughlin

Fireworks Expected In Bulger Trial Opening Statements (LIVE UPDATES)

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- The trial of one of America's most infamous mob bosses began last week with an extraordinarily challenging jury selection. But the real show...

Government Called Its Star Witness Against Whitey Bulger A 'Sick Individual'

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- A lawyer for reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger argued Wednesday that jurors should be allowed to hear statements that government...

Bulger Victim's Wife: "This Is Why I Stay and Fight"

Margaret McLean | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime
Margaret McLean

"This is why I stay and fight--I want to show that my husband Michael was an innocent person and that he wasn't involved with anything having to do with Whitey." Those poignant words came during our wide-ranging conversation with Patricia Donahue several days ago.

Notorious Gangster Heads To Court On 19 Murder Charges

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — James "Whitey" Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation's most-wanted fu...

Feds Mystified By Whitey Bulger Claim He Was No Informant

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON (Associated Press) — A claim by a lawyer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that his client was never an FBI informant is a tactic to influen...

Mobster's Lawyer Wants Delay For Trial On 19 Murders

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 01.01.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A lawyer for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a judge Thursday to delay his trial by eight months, while a prosecutor argued that Bu...

SHOCKER: Reputed Mob Boss Whitey Bulger To Testify In Own Defense

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — Former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger will take the stand in his own defense when he goes on trial next year on charges that he p...