Kevin Weeks

WAMC News
8:43 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Former Hitman To Testify At Bulger Trial

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A former hitman who admits killing 20 people is expected to take the stand at the trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in Massachusetts.

John Martorano served a little over 12 years in prison after striking a cooperation deal with prosecutors. He was released in 2007.

The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a 32-count racketeering indictment that accuses him of participating in 19 murders in the 1970s and '80s. He is also charged with extorting bookmakers, drug dealers and others running illegal businesses.

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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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