Federal prosecutors in the upcoming racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger want to do criminal background checks on potential jurors.
Reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger kept his end of a bargain to cooperate with the government in exchange for immunity from federal prosecution, and now the government should keep theirs, Bulger’s attorneys say.
A federal appeals court has agreed to a defense request to remove the judge who was set to preside over the trial of accused gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.
A federal prosecutor has told a Massachusetts judge that any immunity agreement reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger claims he had with the government would be “void as a matter of law” if it included murder.
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to recuse himself from the trial of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, flatly rejecting a challenge to his impartiality by Bulger’s lawyers.