By Allan Lengel
And now for the moment all the followers of Boston mobster James
“Whitey” Bulger have been waiting for.
Bloomberg news reports that the federal trial for Bulger,82, who was
on the lam for 16 years, has been set for Nov. 5 in Boston. He is
accused of killing at least 19 people.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler set the trial date over the
objections of Bulger’s court-appointed attorney, J.W. Carney Jr.,
according to Bloomberg news.
Bloomberg reported that “prosecutors have inundated him with 580,000
pages of documents and 921 tapes of secret wiretaps related to the
48-count racketeering indictment.”
“We can’t possibly be ready,” Carney told the judge. His client
didn’t attend today’s hearing.