Judge Richard Stearns

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

New Judge In Bulger Case Schedules First Hearing

The new judge assigned to preside at the trial of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has scheduled a status conference in the case for next week.

03/18/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Federal Appeals Court Removes Judge From Whitey Bulger Trial

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.

03/14/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Prosecutors Argue To Keep Judge On Bulger Case

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/29/2012

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Whitey Bulger’s Lawyer Wants Judge To Recuse Himself From Case

Whitey Bulger’s lawyer says Judge Stearns should recuse himself because “a person can not be both judge and witness.”

10/24/2012

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Lawyer: Whitey Bulger Had Immunity Deal

The trial for Whitey Bulger will be now take place on March 4, 2013.

06/25/2012

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