A federal judge in Boston denied James “Whitey” Bulger’s request Tuesday to have prosecutors reveal the identities of several confidential informants tied to the pending case against him. Judge Denise J. Casper issued the denial in a 12-page ruling, on the grounds that Bulger failed to show how the information would be relevant to his defense. Casper did, however, order prosecutors to turn over any documents that “support or reflect” Bulger’s contention that he was not an FBI informant, “to the extent any such documents exist.” Bulger, 83, is slated to stand trial in June on a sweeping federal indictment charging him with 19 murders, among other crimes.
Judge denies Whitey Bulger’s request for informant information
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