BOSTON (AP) — Nearly two years after gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted in 11 killings and other underworld crimes during the 1970s and ’80s, a federal appeals court will hear his appeal.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday scheduled oral arguments in Bulger’s appeal for July 27.
The 85-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison after being convicted in a sweeping racketeering indictment in August 2013.
Bulger was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives after he fled Boston ahead of a 1994 indictment. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.
In his appeal, he argues that he was not given a chance to fully present his claim that a now-deceased federal prosecutor had given him immunity.Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.