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Catherine Greig formally indicted for harboring former mobster Whitey Bulger 0

Catherine Greig, girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger,” was indicted in federal court yesterday, charged with conspiracy to harbor and conceal Bulger while he was a fugitive for sixteen years. Greig allegedly helped conceal Bulger by obtaining multiple fake identification forms, lying to landlords and doctors, denying the government’s request to search her apartment, and(…)

Prosecution requests more time to pour over Whitey Bulger material 0

The government requested an extension on the discovery period in the James J. “Whitey” Bulger trial on Friday due to the sheer volume of material. The court was asked to extend the deadline to August 31 in order for the government to produce the proper documents as evidence. The usual period is 28 days, but(…)

Greig to remain in jail 0

Catherine Greig was ordered to be detained pending trial according to a court order by Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal. The girlfriend of mobster James J. “Whitey” Bulger is charged with harboring and concealing a fugitive. She will be held at a correctional facility, but allowed “reasonable opportunity” to meet with her counsel, according to(…)

No decision of Greig’s bail request 0

No decision was reached during a hearing on Wednesday regarding whether Catherine Greig, girlfriend of James “Whitey” Bulger, will be granted bail so she can go stay with her sister, rather than behind bars. The trial took an interesting turn, however, when the judge allowed family members of Bulger’s victims to speak about the suffering(…)

Bulger trial could last a month 1

The upcoming trial of James J. “Whitey” Bulger could be one for the ages. According to documents filed in federal court during Bulger’s arraignment earlier this week, the Department of Justice anticipates a four-week trial, in which the government could call 30-40 witnesses. That is not counting any witnesses that may be called by Bulger’s(…)

Catherine Greig wants bail 0

Catherine Greig and her attorney filed a legal motion asking that Greig be free while awaiting trial on the charges of harboring a fugitive because she is not a flight risk or danger to the public. Greig’s attorney, Kevin J. Reddington, argued that Greig was just James “Whitey” Bulger’s “traveling companion” during his years on(…)

Bulger pleads not guilty to 32-count indictment 0

Whitey Bulger pleaded not guilty to all charges in a 32-count indictment during his arraignment in South Boston on Wednesday. Families of alleged victims looked on as Bulger denied guilt in the slayings of their loved ones as a part of the RICO enterprise. “The ball is starting to roll,” said Thomas Donahue, son of(…)

Whitey Bulger’s $11,251 per hour ride to court 0

The Coast Guard helicopter that flew James J. “Whitey Bulger” to his recent federal court appearance costs more than $11,000 per hour to operate. In a statement, the U.S. Marshals Service defended its use of the military aircraft to transport the gangster. “It is not uncommon for the U.S. Marshals Service to use the resources(…)

Emotions peak as family members of Bulger’s alleged victims appear in court 0

Emotions ran high when the families of two of James J. “Whitey” Bulger’s victims appeared in court Thursday. The family of Michael Donahue, allegedly killed by Bulger in 1982, sat with Steven Davis, brother of the deceased girlfriend of hit man Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, on the far right side of the courtroom throughout both(…)

Bulger granted court-appointed legal counsel 1

James J. “Whitey” Bulger arrived at Federal Court Thursday via helicopter and motorcade to face two separate proceedings regarding case consolidation and defense appointment. The court denied Bulger’s motion to consolidate the 1994 and RICO cases and affirmed US District Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s motion to dismiss the 1994 charges to focus on the RICO and(…)

Prosecutors drop racketeering charges against Whitey Bulger 0

During a brief hearing today, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts dismissed all counts of racketeering against James J. “Whitey” Bulger — the original case that caused him to go on the lam 16 years ago. US attorney Carmen Ortiz decided to dismiss the charges and focus more heavily on the RICO(…)

Prosecutors: Whitey went to Vegas … and won 0

Wasn’t his whole life a gamble? Gangster James J. “Whitey” Bulger allegedly told federal authorities after his arrest that he regularly visited Las Vegas during his time on the lam. And he “won more than he lost,” he said. In court documents filed Monday, federal prosecutors said Bulger liked to play the slots during his(…)

Our neighbor, the mob boss

Our neighbor, the mob boss 0

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — As you walk down 3rd Street, between California Avenue and Washington Avenue, it’s just like any other neighborhood. A man sporting Nike sneakers and headphones jogs down the street, while a couple bikes by. On the sidewalk, a grandfather pushes a stroller while his wife, daughter and daughter’s young child follow(…)

Government wants Bulger’s brothers questioned before the public pays his legal bills 0

Federal prosecutors have come out actively against James J. “Whitey” Bulger’s request for a taxpayer-funded court-appointed attorney. “During his more than sixteen years as a fugitive in this case, Bulger financed a relatively comfortable lifestyle for himself and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian T. Kelly and Fred M. Wyshak wrote in court(…)

Guest Column: To Bulger prosecutors: You can’t handle the truth!

Guest Column: To Bulger prosecutors: You can’t handle the truth! 0

“The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” When Jack Nicholson snarled those famous lines in a courtroom during the film “A Few Good Men,” he could just as easily have been reciting lines in Martin’s Scorsese’s “The Departed,” where he played the role of Frank Costello, a Boston mobster, the inspiration for whom is none(…)

Shock, uncertainty at Whitey’s appearance in Federal Court 0

The Bulger family reacted with uncertainty when they saw him for the first time in court Friday, after sixteen years. At federal court on Friday, a woman, identified only as Bulger’s first cousin, reacted with feeling to his appearance. “[It was] emotional, real emotional. I really feel like I need some water,” she said as(…)

Billy Bulger speaks, requests privacy 3

Former Massachusetts State Senate president and University of Massachusetts president William M. Bulger gave a brief statement through a publicity firm: “I wish to express my sympathy to all the families hurt by the calamitous circumstances of this case. As the judicial process takes its course, I shall make no further comment at this time.(…)

FBI: Bulger tip taken seriously immediately 0

The FBI said Saturday that the tip that led to the arrest of James J. “Whitey” Bulger was taken seriously from the start, disputing news reports that the tip was given low priority when it came in. “Those reports are false,” the FBI said in a statement. “The FBI Supervisory Special Agent responsible for the(…)

Bulger tipster is a woman 0

The FBI has released few details about the soon-to-be rich tipster who keyed federal agents in on the location of James J. “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig. Some reports Friday indicated the tip came from Iceland. The FBI said Saturday that the tipster was female. Officials have insisted that the tip came in(…)