Whitey Bulger trial set to begin

June 3rd, 2013


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The trial of accused mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger is set to begin this week in Boston. The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight on jury selection and the subsequent estimated 4-month trial.

Dick Lehr, a journalism professor in the College of Communication, was part of the 1998 Boston Globe Spotlight Team who wrote a 5-part series called “The Search for ‘Whitey’ Bulger.”  His most recent book, co-written with Gerard O’Neill, also part of the Spotlight Team, is Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorius Mob Boss, which he talked about in a Q&A with BU Today. Read additional media comments by Lehr on the Bulger case here. Lehr can be reached at 617-353-8715 or lehr@bu.edu.

Pamela Hay, an Investigate Research Instructor in the Center for Professional Education at BU’S Metropolitan College, is a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). She spent her last years at the DEA working on the Whitey Bulger case. Watch videos of Hay discussing the Bulger case over the past few years. Hay can be reached at 781-793-9343 or haypamela@yahoo.com.

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