William Bulger at court for brother's appearance
BOSTON -- William Bulger, once one of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts, has arrived at the federal courthouse where his gangster brother Whitey Bulger makes his first Boston appearance after 16 years as a fugitive.
The former state senate president declined to comment when he arrived Friday afternoon. He referred to his earlier statement expressing sympathy for the "families hurt by the calamitous circumstances" of his brother's case.
James ":Whitey' Bulger, was captured with his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, late Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Grieg's twin sister also was seen at the courthouse Friday.
Whitey Bulger is accused in 19 killings as well as other crimes.
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