BOSTON (CBS/AP) —  The trial for reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger will be November 5, it was announced Monday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, lawyers for Bulger told a judge they need at least another year to go through “a tsunami’s worth” of evidence provided by prosecutors, including more than half a million documents and nearly 1,000 tapes.

Bulger’s lawyers said in court documents filed Monday that a suggestion by prosecutors that a trial date should be set soon is “so unreasonable that it is frivolous.”

Bulger is accused of participating in 19 murders.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

The 82-year-old former leader of the Winter Hill Gang was also a top-echelon FBI informant.

He was captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run.

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Comments (7)
  1. paul says:

    And remember people…..we are paying every cent of his defense team’s costs.

  2. DoverDavid says:

    Why don’t we wait just long enough for him to die in jail after shelling out all this money and then he will be dead and nothing will ever come to trial.

    1. Scooby says:

      Why do you think his lawyers are stalling? The longer he is awaiting trial the more likely he will die in jail. If he dies in jail the family will have a hard time going after his estate (whatever may be left of it) in a civil case. Any money he may have stowed away will go to his girlfriend. Thats all it is… a stall tactic.

  3. paul says:

    And we pay all his medical bills too. (in addition to the presidential escort to and from court, plymouth to boston)

  4. avg joe says:

    He will die in prison before he can name the people in the justice system and law enforcement that are on the take…..They’ll say he commited suicide

  5. Justice Queen says:

    Whitey Bulger’s attorney has a duty to make sure Mr. Bulger’s Due Process rights are not violated and he is given an adequate defense.

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