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WAMC News
8:07 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Whitey Bulger Gets Life For Racketeering, Killings

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An attorney for Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger says he plans to appeal his client's conviction.

Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for 11 killings and a string of other charges including extortion and money laundering.

His attorney Hank Brennan promised an appeal of the conviction, though he didn't say on what grounds. He railed about the plea deals given to Bulger's associates who testified against him.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says prosecutors had to make difficult decisions to get Bulger, who they believe was the kingpin of the organization.

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New England News
8:24 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Relatives Want Say At Boston Gangster's Sentencing

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BOSTON (AP) — When gangster James "Whitey" Bulger  is sentenced this week, family members of eight slaying victims are hoping a judge will let them speak, even though Bulger was acquitted in those deaths.

Bulger was convicted in a racketeering indictment in August, including charges that he participated in 11 killings. But the jury acquitted Bulger in seven killings and made no finding in an eighth.

Those families are hoping Judge Denise Casper will let them give victim impact statements at Bulger's sentencing.

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New England News
8:13 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Bulger Attorney Says Informant Should Be Exposed

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An attorney for reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is arguing the government should reveal the name of a confidential informant the defense thinks could undermine two star prosecution witnesses.

During a pretrial hearing Wednesday, attorney Hank Brennan said providing the informant's name is critical to assessing the credibility of John Martorano and Kevin Weeks.

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