SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Accused murderer James “Whitey” Bulger will not have to pay for an attorney after a federal judge decided the onetime crime boss meets the requirements for a court appointed lawyer.
Bulger was led away in restraints by federal agents to a waiting helicopter after his court appearance.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
He was found with more than $800,000 in cash at the time of his arrest last week in Santa Monica. But that money was confiscated by the government.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns Prosecutors argued that Bulger had relatives, who could help him pay for an attorney.
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