Joe Bruno on the Mob – Whitey Bulger Prosecutors Seek Extension on Turning Over Evidence


It looks like it’s going to be a while until Boston hoodlum James “Whitey Bulger” finally is put on trial for his numerous crimes. The problem is, there’s so much evidence concerning Bulger’s 40-year crime career, the prosecutors just didn’t have the time to turn over all the evidence by August 1st to Bulger’s court-appointed attorney.

“Obviously, the defendant, who has been a fugitive for over 16 years, bears some responsibility for this predicament,’’ prosecutors said in court documents.

No kidding.

Apparently the judge in charge of the case gave the prosecutors until August 31st to turn over the evidence, and Carney agreed to the extension.

I can’t wait for Bulger’s trail to become a reality. One thing for sure, it will be a three-ring circus in Boston. A better show than the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox combined. Throw in the New England Patriots too.

The link for the article and the article from is below.

Bulger prosecutors seek extension on turning over evidence
By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / July 30, 2011

Federal prosecutors asked yesterday for more time to turn over evidence against James “Whitey’’ Bulger to his defense lawyer, citing the voluminous records in the decades-old case.

Many of the alleged crimes occurred in the 1980s and early 1990s, and the 81-year-old Bulger was arrested only last month after more than 16 years on the run.

“Many of this material has been boxed and stored for years,’’ prosecutors said in court documents filed in US District Court in Boston yesterday, adding that the gathering of the evidence “involves the reproduction of thousands of hours of audiotapes and videotapes as well as hundreds of photographs.’’

The government says it cannot meet the deadline of 28 days to turn over the evidence, and asked for an extension to Aug. 31. The request has been consented to by Bulger’s lawyer, J.W. Carney Jr., according to court documents.

“Obviously, the defendant, who has been a fugitive for over 16 years, bears some responsibility for this predicament,’’ prosecutors said in court documents.

Bulger, a notorious gangster, was also an FBI informant. His handler tipped him off to a pending indictment in late 1994 and he fled. Bulger was later charged in a 1999 racketeering indictment alleging he participated in 19 slayings. He also faces two charges of murder in other states.

Bulger’s relationship with the FBI later exposed a system of corruption within the agency. Bulger was listed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitive list until his arrest June 22 outside an apartment he rented in Santa Monica, Calif.

His longtime companion, Catherine Greig, 60, was also arrested and faces charges of harboring a fugitive.

Bulger has agreed to be held without bail pending his trial.


13 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Whitey Bulger Prosecutors Seek Extension on Turning Over Evidence”

  1. Denise Bradford Says:

    I have always had a keen interest in the Mafia., although I have never spoke with or had contact with any Mafia member. I bet the James Whitey Bulger trial will be jaw dropper for sure.

  2. Denise Bradford Says:

    Do you know Simeon Mogilevich? He is supposed to be a real powerful Russian Mafia figure.

  3. No, and I think it’s better that way. LOL!!

    • Denise Bradford Says:

      One of my favorite Mafia guys to read about is Anthony(Fat Tony) Salerno. During his trial, he asked the judge if he could order some dinner to be brought in. Have you ever heard of the Cornbread Mafia?

  4. Never heard of the Cornbread Mafia, but it’s not unheard of for mob guys to bribe the prison guards to smuggle in Italian food for them, sometimes even cooked from local restaurants.

  5. Denise Bradford Says:

    The Cornbread Mafia was an organized criminal syndicate based in Mariom Kentucky. Their leader was Johnny Boone. He escaped federal prosecution and is still wanted. The cornbread Mafia had the largest domestic marijuana growing area in the history of the United States.

  6. Very interesting. I’ll see what else I can find out about them.

  7. Denise Bradford Says:

    Could you tell me some of the characteristics of the Mafia guys you know? Do they really care about about anybody? Would they just as soon kill you as to look at you?

  8. That is all subjective. Everybody is different and this is something I rather not comment on. I’m sure you understand.

  9. Denise Bradford Says:

    I’m sorry. It’s just that I find the Mafia so intriguing. I never thought I would get to talk with anyone who knew any of them. Have you looked up anything on the Cornbread Mafia?

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