Whitey Bulger, Catherine Greig to be held without bail
James “Whitey” Bulger and Catherine Greig in brief appearances Thursday in federal court in downtown Los Angeles waived their right to a hearing on their identity prior to being moved to Boston. They will held without bail.
"Is your true name James J. Bulger?" Magistrate Judge John McDermott asked.
Bulger, wearing glasses and dressed in a white, hooded loose-fitting shirt, said “Yes,” in a calm, matter-of-fact voice.
When the judge asked if he had been advised of the charges against him, Bulger responded: "I got 'em all here, it'll take me quite a while to finish these."
"I know them all anyways," he said.
Bulger, whose mostly bald head was fringed with white hair and had a white mustache and beard, kept his arms folded in front, clutching a thick stack of documents.
Federal public defender Myra Sun, who was appointed to represent Bulger, asked that the judge seal a financial affidavit Bulger filed to be represented by a public defender. The judge granted the request.
--Victoria Kim in downtown Los Angeles
Photo credit: FBI