Coyne: Bulger Lawyers to File Appeal Mid-August

Attorneys for former mob boss have said Bulger believes he should have been allowed to argue that now-dead prosecutor gave him immunity

Lawyers for former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger plan to file an appeal of Bulger’s 2013 convictions on August 14.

Bulger, 84, is serving life in prison. He was convicted in a broad racketeering case, including 11 killings and other crimes in the 1970s and 80s.

Bulger headed Boston’s Irish mob and was an FBI informant against the rival New England Mafia.

He was a fugitive for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in California.

Attorney Michael Coyne, Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law, joins us for a discussion.–269523781.html


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