Bulger, Greig Appear In Boston Courtroom Friday Afternoon
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Crimeboss James “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, appeared in federal court in Boston Friday afternoon.
In court, Bulger asked the judge for a public defender, but prosecutors objected, citing $800,000 that was found in his Santa Monica apartment when he was arrested.
The federal magistrate did not immediately rule on the request. Attorney Peter Krupp was appointed to represent Bulger only on Friday.
Prosecutors asked that Bulger be held without bond. The former mob boss waived his right to a detention hearing on Friday, but Krupp says he may ask for a hearing later.
The couple was taken by U.S. Marshals from the Metropolitan Detention Center early Friday and transported to Boston via a private jet. They arrived at Logan International Airport around 3 p.m. Eastern time.
Bulger, 81, and Greig waved their right to a removal hearing Thursday, allowing for their immediate transport to Boston.
Bulger is facing federal charges of murder, extortion, racketeering and money laundering stemming from crimes committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s.
Greig, 60, is facing federal charges of harboring a fugitive. She appeared in a different Boston courtroom shortly after Bulger Friday.
The two had been on the lam for nearly 16 years prior to their arrest Wednesday night at a Santa Monica apartment complex.
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