Bulger to Face Boston Judges

    Shown are FBI photos, taken in the 1980s, of James. J. Bulger, wanted in connection with 18 murders and for allegedly leading a criminal organization involved in extortion and drug dealing in and around Boston. Bulger, who is on the FBI's most wanted list, is being hunted in Britain after he was spotted in London last year by a businessman who later recognized his face from the movie "Hannibal," police said Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. In a scene in the movie a detective hunting for the fictional serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, scans the FBI's most wanted list on the Internet and flips past Bulger's image. (AP Photo/FBI)

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    There will be swift justice for Whitey Bulger. The Boston mobster, arrested late Wednesday in California, has returned to Boston, the scene of his alleged crimes, from Santa Monica, Calif., where he was arrested after 16 years on the lam. He’s headed from a private jet flight to the courthouse, where he will appear before two federal judges. Bulger, 81, will face indictments on 19 counts of murder and assorted other charges including extortion, money-laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder. He already appeared in court in Los Angeles Thursday, where he declined to protest his extradition to Massachusetts.

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