James "Whitey" Bulger, the reputed former Boston mob boss who was arrested last summer in California, is planning to argue that his upcoming case should be dismissed because of an immunity agreement he had while working as an FBI informant in the 1970s, according to court documents and the defendant's attorneys.
James "Whitey" Bulger left Boston 16 years ago in the dark of night, a brash high-echelon FBI snitch one step ahead of a racketeering indictment. He returned last week under the glare of camera lights, a stooped 81-year-old man in shackles.
The FBI on Friday released a picture and video of a man and woman seen on the Italian island of Sicily in April, saying they could be fugitive underworld crime boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger, sought for his alleged role in numerous murders and organized crime activities, and his girlfriend.