SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 27, 2013

Prosecutors rest their case in Bulger trial


The Salem News

---- — BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in a broad racketeering indictment charging him with participating in 19 killings.

The government wrapped up its case yesterday after the jury heard from an FBI agent who described Bulger’s 2011 capture in Santa Monica, Calif.

Judge Denise Casper sent the jury home for the day after prosecutors rested. She told the jurors that the defense — if it chooses to present a case — will begin calling witnesses Monday. Bulger’s lawyers say they plan to call up to 16 witnesses.

Earlier yesterday, FBI Agent Scott Garriola said that officers found 30 guns, false identifications and almost $822,000 in cash in the apartment Bulger shared with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig .

Bulger was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in late 1994.