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Whitey Bulger lawyers waiting for documents

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Lawyers for James “Whitey’’ Bulger are still seeking items from federal prosecutors to prepare for the reputed gangster’s November trial on charges of racketeering and 19 murders. A hearing to discuss the status of the case is scheduled for Wednesday. In a filing Friday, Bulger’s lawyers said they have not yet received all trial and plea transcripts from related cases and a preliminary list of evidence that prosecutors plan to use as exhibits, among other items. His lawyers have repeatedly complained that prosecutors turned over mountains of evidence in a disorganized fashion, making it difficult for defense counsel to prepare.

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