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Whitey Bulger's Defense Costs Millions To Taxpayers

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Documents filed in federal court show the costs of defending Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) have topped more than $...

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...

Whitey Bulger Robbed Me At Gunpoint - Between My Legs: Businessman

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A former drug dealer testified Wednesday that James "Whitey" Bulger once tried to scare him into paying $1 million by having an associa...

FBI's Apology For Helping Mobster Kill 'Doesn't Mean Anything' To Widow

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.01.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — He returned to his South Boston neighborhood after seven years in prison for armed robbery to a warm greeting from James "Whitey" Bulge...

Alleged Killer Bribed FBI With Cash And Wine

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.28.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger used an admitted corrupt FBI agent Friday to suggest to the jury at Bulger's racketeering trial that ...

'Whitey' Curses At FBI Witness

Posted 06.27.2013 | Crime

Reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger who's largely avoided even looking at witnesses testifying against him, today cursed at a retired FBI agent in t...

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...

Gangster Who Killed 20 'Tried To Be The Nice Guy'

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A former hit man who admitted killing 20 people insisted Wednesday that he told authorities the truth when he implicated James "Whitey"...

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

Hitman Testifies On Bungled Murders, Crooked FBI, Broken Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

A confessed killer who was a member James "Whitey" Bulger's gang testified Monday about numerous murders he said the group committed, including the sh...

Michael McLaughlin

The Truth Behind The Rumor That 'Godfather' Actor Wants A Seat At Gangster's Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- The United States attorney's office has denied reports that famed "Godfather" actor Robert Duvall has asked for a seat in the courtroom for ...

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

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

'Whitey' Bulger Prosecution Wants Jurors 'Afraid Of Their Own Shadow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Crime

The courtroom battle over James "Whitey" Bulger's fate has begun even before the first witness is called and before lawyers present opening statements...

Notorious Mobster's Murder Trial Kicks Off

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — People who believe their family members were killed by reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger will be allowed to testify at his murder ...

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...

Mobster's Girlfriend To Pleads Guilty In Harboring Fugitive

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.14.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — The longtime girlfriend of former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges she helped him evade capture durin...

Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend May Admit Helping Mobster

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- The brother of one of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged murder victims says he's been told by a representative for federal pro...