BOSTON (CBS) – The trial of alleged mobster James Whitey Bulger will remain on November 5th, at least for now. A federal judge decided to stick with the date while attorneys for both sides sort through what’s been described as a “landfill” of evidence.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
Bulger’s attorney J.W. Carney argued there are over half a million pages of documents against his client, while prosecutors said there are only about 300,000.
Carney told reporters that unlike the prosecution, he had a paralegal count them. He says, “She stopped counting at 491,000.”READ MORE: Nearly Half Of COVID Hospitalizations In Massachusetts Are 'Incidental'
He calls a review of this amount of evidence a “Herculean task.”
“If we can be ready for trial we will be,” he says. “If we can’t we’ll still report to the court.”MORE NEWS: Dunkin' Customer Accused Of Throwing Hot Coffee, Latest In String Of Mask Rage Incidents
When asked if he believes Bulger’s convicted girlfriend, Catherine Greig, would be called to testify against his client, Carney said, “no comment.”