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Whitey Bulger, Catherine Greig to be held without bail

June 23, 2011 |  2:56 pm

James 'Whitey' Bulger 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.

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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.

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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.


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Photo credit: FBI