ABC news Notorious Boston fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, captured last week as authorities seized $822,000 cash hidden in the walls of his rent-controlled apartment in Santa Monica, Calif., has been assigned taxpayer-financed lawyers to defend himself against 19 murder charges. read more Click here: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Trial: Judges Assign Taxpayer-Funded Defense, Drop Racketeering Charges – ABC News
NY times reports BOSTON — James (Whitey) Bulger will receive a taxpayer-funded defense lawyer, a federal magistrate judge ruled on Thursday.
Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler appointed J.W. Carney Jr.to represent Mr. Bulger, the 81-year-old former crime boss who is charged with 19 murders. Prosecutors had argued that Mr. Bulger had family members who could help him pay for his defense. Judge Bowler determined Mr. Bulger read more Click here: Judge Rules Bulger Qualifies for Public Defender – NYTimes.com