The defense team for James “Whitey” Bulger began their work today calling retired FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick, as their first witness. The big question: will Whitey take the stand?
Martorano was a close associate of Whitey Bulger, who spent 12 years in prison for his crimes. He struck a deal with federal prosecutors and is now a key witness in the case against Bulger, who’s on trial for 19 murders, extortion and racketeering.
When the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger gets into full swing, key figures from Boston’s old mob world will be among the witnesses expected to take the stand.
Two reporters talk about the criminal escapades of James “Whitey” Bulger — his campaign of mayhem during the busing crisis, his firebombing of John F. Kennedy’s birthplace, blasting the Boston Globe with a shotgun, and his 16 years on the lam.
Teresa Stanley might have led the FBI to capture Bulger almost as soon as he fled — if they’d actually talked to her.
WBUR reporter David Boeri discusses the Bulger defense team’s contention that Judge Richard Stearns should recuse himself from presiding over the trial.
Lawyers for alleged mobster James “Whitey” Bulger have decided not to seek dismissal of the case, and instead say they will put Bulger on the stand to testify that he was offered immunity from prosecution by the Justice Department.
Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of James “Whitey” Bulger, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the reputed mobster elude authorities for 16 years.
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