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James “Whitey” Bulger,a reputed high-ranking "shot caller"  in the Winter Hill gang

James “Whitey” Bulger,a reputed high-ranking “shot caller” in the Winter Hill gang

Notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger will have a second attorney paid for by taxpayers as he appeals his conviction last year on charges that he murdered 11 people in the 1970s and 1980s while he ruled South Boston’s criminal underworld and also worked as an informant for the FBI.

In orders posted on the Web, the First US Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed a request for the second attorney made by Bulger’s lead appellate attorney, Henry Brennan. “Given the complexity of the appeal and voluminous record, counsel needs a second experienced appellate lawyer appointed in order to manage this case and present the issues effectively,’’

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