Boston Gangster’s Defense Costs Top $3 Million
BOSTON (AP) — New documents filed in federal court show that the costs of defending Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have topped more than $3 million.
Documents submitted Friday show that Bulger’s defense lawyers have charged the government a little over $2.7 million for their work. When the costs of experts, paralegal services and transcripts are added in, the total reaches slightly over $3 million.
The total costs were included in a report to U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, who presided at Bulger’s racketeering trial.
The 84-year-old Bulger was convicted in August of a host of crimes, including playing a role in 11 murders while he led a violent gang. Bulger is serving a life sentence in federal prison.
He is appealing, so the legal costs are expected to go even higher.