Criminal Procedure

Lawyer for 'Whitey' Bulger Questions Whether Fair Trial Is Possible

A lawyer for long sought-after fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger is complaining that the FBI is leaking non-public information to the media and has filed a request seeking to rein in the federal agency.

In a court filing, Peter B. Krupp maintains that his client questions whether it’s even possible to receive a fair trial after 25 years of publicity surrounding the case, according to the Boston Globe. And if his client is to have a fair trial, Krupp says the disclosures must stop.

A reputed mobster alleged to have been involved in 19 murders, Bulger was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. He was captured last week in Santa Monica, where he’s believed to have been living for the past 16 years.

Related coverage:

Boston Globe: “Bulger offers new details to authorities: Trips to Mexico for medicine; had niece with a unit nearby”

Boston Herald: “Feds: Whitey Bulger visited Boston ‘armed to the teeth’”

We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy and the ABA Code of Conduct.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.