Bulger lawyers due in court to update judge
BOSTON -- Lawyers for reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger are due in court to give a judge an update on evidence they are seeking from prosecutors to defend Bulger in an indictment charging him for his alleged role in 19 killings.
Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, was also a top-echelon FBI informant. He was one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives until he was captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run.
The 82-year-old Bulger is awaiting trial in federal court in Boston.
Bulger's lawyers are expected in court Monday for a hearing on what additional evidence they may ask for and to set a schedule for filing motions in the case.
Bulger fled Boston in 1995, allegedly after his FBI handler tipped him that an indictment was coming.
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