James “Whitey” Bulger, a gangster convict, recently filed a federal court appeal saying he didn’t receive a fair trial since he wasn’t able to claim the immunity promised from the now-deceased prosecutor.
The senior ex-crime boss was sentenced last year on federal racketeering charges that also involved nearly a dozen murders. He’s currently serving two life terms in an Arizona federal prison.
His seven-week-long trial gripped the city of Boston while revealing tales of fatal killngs and mob movement going multiple decades back. Some testimony made against Bulger stemmed from murderers who made a deal with prosecutors. The trial made a recount on how Bulger and his associates were under protection of several crooked law enforcement agents.
But Bulger didn’t want to testify. Instead, he labelled the trial as a sham since the judge ruled he couldn’t utilize his immunity defense.
A spokesperson from the Attorney’s office in Boston, which prosecuted Bulger, indicated they’re reviewing the filing and will make a response via the court.