The new judge presiding over the Whitey Bulger case has granted prosecutors’ motion to bar the reputed mobster from arguing immunity at trial.
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.
The lawyer for former Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger says Bulger will testify at his trial next year on charges that he participated in 19 murders.
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.