James "Whitey" Bulger, the reputed former Boston mob boss who was arrested last summer in California, is planning to argue that his upcoming case should be dismissed because of an immunity agreement he had while working as an FBI informant in the 1970s, according to court documents and the defendant's attorneys.
Calling it "the most extreme case" of harboring a fugitive, prosecutors want the girlfriend of reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger to spend the next decade in prison. Catherine Greig is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District court in Boston.
The longtime companion of notorious fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded not guilty in Boston Thursday to charges she harbored and concealed him, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Government prosecutors have released a series of new photographs showing cash, weapons and even a grenade recovered from the Santa Monica, California, apartment where fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger and his long-time companion, Catherine Greig, apparently lived for 15 years while he was being hunted by the FBI.
James "Whitey" Bulger lived "a relatively comfortable lifestyle" with his girlfriend for the 16 years he was a fugitive, including numerous gambling trips to Las Vegas, according to a government document filed in his case Monday.
James "Whitey" Bulger left Boston 16 years ago in the dark of night, a brash high-echelon FBI snitch one step ahead of a racketeering indictment. He returned last week under the glare of camera lights, a stooped 81-year-old man in shackles.
The alleged East Coast mobster and his girlfriend were known as Charlie and Carol Gasko, a May-December couple living in the heart of sunny Southern California, just two blocks from the beach and an upscale outdoor mall, in a town known for its unapologetic liberalism.
Whisked to Boston to face dozens of charges, including murder and racketeering, captured fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger made a court appearance Friday and said he could afford a lawyer "if you give me my money back."
More than $800,000 in cash, 30 firearms and fake IDs were found at the Santa Monica, California, apartment of fugitive mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who will be taken to Boston to face a string of charges, including multiple murders, the FBI said Thursday.
Alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been on the run since 1995. The FBI is trying a new strategy to catch him: Concentrate on finding his longtime girlfriend and with luck they will find Bulger, too.
The FBI on Friday released a picture and video of a man and woman seen on the Italian island of Sicily in April, saying they could be fugitive underworld crime boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger, sought for his alleged role in numerous murders and organized crime activities, and his girlfriend.