Cost of defending Bulger has topped $3M

By News Staff



The cost of defending Whitey Bulger has topped $3 million dollars.

Documents submitted Friday show that Bulger's defense lawyers have charged the government a little over $2.7 million dollars for their work.

When the costs of experts, paralegal services and transcripts are added in the total pushes past $3 million dollars.

84–year old Bulger was convicted of a host of crimes in August of 2013, including playing a part in 11-murders.

Bulger is serving a life sentence in federal prison which he is currently appealing.

With that said legal cost are expected to go even higher.