Federal prosecutors say there’s no proof the judge overseeing gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial is biased. Bulger’s attorneys say U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns has a conflict of interest because he was a federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when Bulger was an FBI informant. They say Stearns would have known about an agreement for immunity from his crimes that Bulger says he had with the FBI.
No bail for a 20-year veteran Massachusetts state trooper who is waiting to be tried on extortion charges. John Analetto is accused of threatening to kill a bookie he was working with in a gambling operation.