Defense: Bulger 'Never, Ever' Was FBI Informant - WSPA.com

Defense: Bulger 'Never, Ever' Was FBI Informant

Posted: Updated:
An attorney for reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has told jurors that his client wasn't an FBI informant, as the government has claimed. An attorney for reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has told jurors that his client wasn't an FBI informant, as the government has claimed.

An attorney for reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has told jurors that his client wasn't an FBI informant, as the government has claimed.

Lead attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said Wednesday in opening statements at Bulger's racketeering trial that the evidence will show that he "never ever" was an informant.

He acknowledges that Bulger was involved in illegal gambling and drugs but says Bulger paid law enforcement to protect him from prosecution.

Earlier Wednesday, prosecutor Brian Kelly said Bulger was at the center of "murder and mayhem" in Boston for almost 30 years.

Bulger is accused of participating in 19 killings in the 1970s and '80s as the leader of the Winter Hill Gang.

The now-83-year-old was on the run for 16 years before being arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Crosswell Elementary School To Dismiss Early Due To Power Outage

    Crosswell Elementary School To Dismiss Early Due To Power Outage

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:56:05 GMT
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County will be dismissing early due to power outage.Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County will be dismissing early due to power outage.
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County is dismissing early due to a power outage. Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby stated that the school will dismiss students at 9:30 Tuesday morning and normal dismissal procedures will be followed.
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County is dismissing early due to a power outage. Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby stated that the school will dismiss students at 9:30 Tuesday morning and normal dismissal procedures will be followed.
  • SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:04:32 GMT
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
  • Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:21 GMT
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.