BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is appealing the federal conviction that sent him to prison for life last year, arguing that he was unable to fully present his defense.
Associated Press BOSTON--Convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger filed an appeal in federal court Thursday arguing he didn't get a fair trial because he wasn't able to claim he was promised immunity from a now-dead prosecutor.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger on Thursday filed a formal appeal of the sweeping 2013 racketeering conviction on charges of committing or ordering 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s. Show More Summary
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger say they expect to file an appeal of the convictions that sent him to prison for life.
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a moving look at the life and career of Roger Ebert, an absorbing take on the Whitey Bulger trial, and a surrealist Dutch thriller. Life Itself Directed by Steve James TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street […]
James J. “Whitey” Bulger is no stranger to Hollywood. Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Academy-Award winning film, The Departed was, in part, based on Bulger’s notorious life as a mob boss in South Boston for decades. Now, a year after his trial for 33 counts of murder and racketeering, the 84 year old Bulger is the subject
James J. “Whitey” Bulger was a notorious Boston gangster who ruled the city before going on the lam for 20 years as one of the FBI’s Most Wanted. Then he was found (and tried), last summer, in his eighties. While he was a fugitive, his...Show More Summary
James "Whitey" Bulger's criminal career has spawned an entire sub-genre of newspaper articles, books, movies and TV shows. Lurid wonders if the man made the myth, or the myth made him? Column by Karina Wilson LURID: vivid in shocking...Show More Summary
Is it possible for a documentary to be too close to its subject? I don’t mean to the degree that a documentarian gets lost in their subject, or loses some simplistic ideal of journalistic objectivity. I mean, are there some subjectsShow More Summary
Most films focusing on criminal trials aim at revealing the accused’s guilt or innocence. In Joe Berlinger’s "Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger," however, there’s no doubt that Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger...Show More Summary
Docs join this weekend’s new crop of Specialty releases, hoping to lure audiences in from the heat. Magnolia will open veteran filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s Sundance feature Whitey: United States Of America v. James J. Bulger in a case that...Show More Summary
Steve Davis, whose brother was a murder victim of James J. Bulger, expresses his desire to take the criminal down in an emotional scene from the upcoming documentary 'Whitey', in theaters this friday. [...]
On June 22, 2011, after a 16-year manhunt, federal authorities finally apprehended James “Whitey” Bulger, the notoriously vicious gangster who terrorized Boston for more than two decades. The inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character...Show More Summary
A Florida state court panel on Wednesday tossed out the murder conviction of an FBI agent tied to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
The Florida Third District Court of Appeals Wednesday overturned a murder conviction and subsequent 40-year prison sentence for former FBI agent and James “Whitey” Bulger associate John J. Connolly Jr. Connolly was convicted in 2008 for the second-degree murder of businessman John Callahan. Show More Summary
Johnny Depp turned into infamous former mob boss Whitey Bulger while filming "Black Mass" in Boston this week. Depp stars in the biopic, which is based on the 2012 nonfiction book of the same name. The Boston Globe reported that filming...Show More Summary
James Whitey Bulger’s time as a mob boss, criminal mastermind and fugitive from the law contained all sorts of misdirections and bizarre 180s; so, it only makes sense his biopic, Black Mass, would bring some weirdness with it too. With...Show More Summary
Johnny Depp is returning to organized crime. The 50-year-old actor, who had previously starred in mob dramas "Donnie Brasco" and "Public Enemies," was photographed on the set of his new movie, a biopic about Boston mobster James (Whitey) Bulger — though he's virtually unrecognizable under a bald cap and heavy makeup.
The latest docu from Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2) tracks the trial of notorious criminal James “Whitey” Bulger, using his court proceedings as a platform to examine accusations of corruptions within the American legal system. Show More Summary
Notorious Boston hit man James "Whitey" Bulger has adopted an unlikely cause: exonerating a man who's in prison for murder, the Boston Globe reports. Fred Weichel, a South Boston man behind bars for 32 years, has long claimed he never killed a city Water and Sewer Commission worker in 1980....