Ex-U.S. Atty. Who Indicted Bulger in 1995 Shows Up for Not Guilty Plea

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By Allan Lengel

An eclectic mix of folks showed up Wednesday in federal court in Boston to see  James “Whitey” Bulger including former U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern, who insisted on indicting the Boston mobster in 1995 even after the FBI warned him that Bulger was an informant, the Boston Globe reported.

“I couldn’t miss it,’’ Stern said, according to the Globe. “I wasn’t sure this day would come, but here it is, and I’m looking forward to the trial.”

Other folks who appeared at his arraignment included relatives of the victims of Bulger, who is charged in 19 murders. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

The Globe reported that Bulger’s brother William M., former president of the Massachusetts Senate, and John, were seated in the front row.

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